Poems of the Week

Our Pal Joey

by Nora Jay

“Joe Biden tops Democratic field with $6.3 million haul on first day of 2020 bid”
—The Guardian

Progressives can’t abide poor Joe
Because of slips from long ago,
Yet he abides, ambitious still
Despite #MeToo and Dr. Hill.
A body has a right to bide
While lively breath remains inside;
Two slogans mark Joe’s patient climb:
Biden his Time. Biden: His Time.