Political Rant, a free write

I want to scatter tiny wooden tiles with letters on them and yell the word “SCRABBLE!” as I imagine politicians scrambling for the best tiles to spell out meaningful words?

I would be leery of any senator that uses two letter combos xi, ya, ye, yo.

Let’s spell out some sensible healing words. Concentrate on sustainability. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Dial-down the heat of our homes and of our angers.

Let’s sign up for carpools and job-sharing. Let’s go next door and knock, introduce ourselves to the neighbors even the ones with the yippy little dog we cannot stand. Let’s shovel the sidewalk past our yard to the corner. Stop blaming and copping out. Start parenting so that grade school teachers can work on math lessons. Buy 5 dollars of groceries for the food pantry each week. Go for a walk, look into people’s eyes smile and say hello.

As I drove to the autumn hills this weekend, I saw state workers in a hurried effort to finish a section of road before Monday when the state would shut down.



About kimnixon

Upper Peninsula Michigan Artist and Writer

Posted on October 2, 2007, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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