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Saturday, October 18, 2008

D-BAIT 2 (2)

by Bill Costley

“I suffered 5 yrs in the Hanoi Hilton”
raves McCain, “Obama oughta do a
hard-5 in Camp Delta JTF Guantanamo
2make this, mano a mano, a fair fight.”
Obama rope-a-dopes, calmly & cooly,
in no hurry2vacate his wooden stool;
no survivor of Hanoi, but Chicago; no
grad of USN, but Columbia & Harvard.
McCain, in an expensive pair of shoes,
walksabout lost, doing himself no good,
struggling to fight this out his own way:
beat-up, knot-headed, raging, infuriated,
limping around the ring, lost in blue,
badly over-lit, ill-composed.

Bill Costley serves on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union.