This Brave New World, V
And so did corporate elites!
with fists in cold air
rows of masked protesters march
into the gathering dark
two masked women
sit behind the President
who gives a speech ...
the word growth becomes heavy
and heavier on a migrant's mind
1 "The Big Role That Big Donors Still Play, Quietly, for Joe Biden," The New York Times, Feb. 12 2021, updated
2 "It's about time," USA Today, April 29
For the first time in history, two women sat behind a president during an address to a joint session of Congress.
The historic image during Joe Biden's speech Wednesday is 245 years in the making since the nation's founding.
"Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President," Biden said as he took the podium. "No president has ever said those words from this podium and it's about time."
Added: Two Hundred and Third Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
of my grandfather's clock
dragging each second
in my quarantined mind's eye
the three-year-old me