Poems of the Week

A Pence Worth of Principle

by Steven Kent

“Mike Pence Equates Voting Rights Protections With Capitol Attack”
The Guardian

I nearly lost my life that day, but now I’m here to tell you:
Democracy has limits; we will set them.
Those patriots who tried to hang me? Hey, I think they’re swell; you
Should just forgive (although do not forget) them.

Some say we should protect the vote—it’s heresy! The reason?
Americans, by birth, are not all brothers.
Elections aren’t for everyone (we say so, but we’re teasin’).
“All men are equal”? Some more so than others!