He used to be a regular guy.
Lacking in civic energy.
But then he happened upon
John Lewis's funeral on TV
and was struck powerfully by
the liberatory lightening that
was Lewis's life.
He started developing astounding powers.
In hours he could gather signatures sufficient
to place his entire town on the ballot.
In minutes, he could lick enough
envelopes to overflow a pallet.
In seconds, he could zip through
a campaign's whole voter call list.
And none of his enemies could match wits.
Not Authoritary Man with his
Fabricator and Hate Inflator.
Not Madam Media with her
mad damn Maddict Maker.*
Not The Cynic with his Dismissiles**
Or The Purist with his
What can bring him down?
Challenging name pronunciation
or missing a dose of ADD medication.
His uniform is tight fitting, but not by design.
His symbol: the protest sign.
With his Voter Registrate Gun by his side,
he fires up citizens far and wide--
inflicting some serious Paine on those
who'd have our rights denied.
And when he is on the way,
you will hear him proclaim:
Today is a good day to
save our democracy!
*Which gives victims of rush of rage, then locks them in a worldview cage.
**No match for Capatain Democracy's Nayslayer.
Daniel Sennis is America's Most Attractive Writer. His first book of poetry, O Conman! My Conman! Sick Rhymes for Sick Times (Shires Press), was just published! He publishes his writing on his blog A Dan of Letters (danielsennis.blogspot.com) and his satircal news site Central North American News (centralnanews.weebly.com).