Saturday, January 24, 2009

Keeping Freedom

Innaugural
clippings
and shavings,
assorted flags,
and fluff,
the less historic
remnants
left behind.

     Moving vans
     and moving crowds
     have all
                                                     moved on.
                                                     
     In their wake,
                                                     a steady stream of
     comments and
                                                     commentary,
                                                     a well-trained
                                                     lens
     fixed on 
                                                     every breath,
     every word,
                                                     and every
                                                     action too.

     What it must be like
      to be Barack Obama,

      Taking the 
      Whole
World
in his hands,

Making a few
bold actions,
Waiting and watching
Listening
                                                         to Washington's 
response and reaction.

And all the while,
keeping cool,
holding tight
to his very own
                                                        blackberry,
                                                        a connection to
another world,
that small circle
of freedom
that keeps
the ground
under his feet.

                                                   

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