and the President of that President
have a clear message
in its clarity and pyrotechnic
imagery, for you tyrants elsewhere:
We Push Buttons,
not you. Not your little pinkies on
those plasticine maps
where our names, our voices rain from blank skies
the powerful blue of widened eyes.
We Make Choices,
hard ones. Make them on everyone’s behalf
even when faced with
with a carte as blanche as zeroing cheques,
the hollowmouthed viewfinder of graphs.
We Take Action,
fast. Faster than you can say Election
fraud. As decisive
as empty filing
cabinets; empty as a Cabinet;
clear as a scorpion in this sandstorm.
© Caleb Parkin
Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, facilitator & filmmaker, based in Bristol. He works with schools, museums, universities and others & is completing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. Winner, Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 National Poetry Competition 2016 - 2nd Prize The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016 - Shortlist Watch filmpoem 'Bony Orbit' on Atticus Review I was on Poetry Please here Twitter: @CalebParkin