During all the recall mishigoss, I had time to write something more all-encompassing! Here’s to the new America, as envisioned by Newt, Rick, and (depending on the day) Mitt (featuring backup vocals by Michele and Sarah):

Anthem for a New Party

Harken to the new American song!
The mating call of the vulture.
“Take wing and we shall restore prosperity.”

Blood drips from his beak,
from his talons,
trickling down upon the rest of us.

The offspring of this vulture are
vile, virulent creatures
who cannot fly but still flock together,

plotting, under the right wing.
Taking tea with spiders whose backs bear
hourglasses, betraying the truth:

Time’s almost up.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

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