The Conservative Candidate
Behold– the candidate speaks–
feet firmly anchored in the past!
See– what a miracle– it stands upright–
almost like a creature with a spine!
Flashes of human intellect, small wit, small empathy-
brews here a stew of human viciousness–
darkness where a heart should beat–
and a conscience the size of a mustard seed.
Jack Peachum is a poet/ author who has published widely on the internet & in print journals in the last few years. He is shy & somewhat reclusive & resides in a small town in southern Virginia with a bulldog named Eleanor. He's the author of one chapbook, Polyamory, and a novel, Tempest.
(author retains copyright)