Poems of the Week

Caucus Interruptus

by Orel Protopopescu

“An Iowa Democratic caucus voter who agreed to back Pete Buttigieg
rescinded her support after learning that the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor
is gay and married to another man.”


First persuaded to switch to the mayor,
she’s reborn as a viral naysayer:
Are you kidding? Pete’s gay?
Give my vote back, today!
And some affable aides soon obey her.

Did I miss in the Bible, her guide,
God is love, but he stops at gay pride?
When Ms. “Geert” threw a fit,
I was forced to admit,
Not all bigots are found on Trump’s side.