The Election is Over

The election is over
the people have spoken
“Hail to the victors!”
“The system is broken!”

Some think the outcome
is awfully sweet;
others are protesting
out in the street.

Those who could not decide
which one to choose
may have now learned:
if you don’t vote you lose.

Elections once garnered
respect and decorum,
but nowadays…

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Hall of Famers

It was a very pleasant late summer evening. My parents were away in Chicago, and it had been three months since I obtained my driver’s license.   Hours earlier, in what later might be thought of as something of a Ferris Bueller moment, I had phoned a couple of friends and told my younger brother,…

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