David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 9 Post-Election Political Poems You Must Read Before You Die


I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 6, Election Day. Full disclosure, today I will vote to reelect the president. As John F. Kennedy once said, “You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.”

So, whatever may be happening after today, and I hope the election is resolved, if you’re looking for some serious respite from the post-mortem and the voting stress, just remember two things: first, elections have consequences and they are real and, second, there are just 1,461 days until Election Day 2016 — I’m talking to you, Hillary Clinton.