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Thursday, July 21, 2011


by Bill Costley

Obama flexes his
soft verbal nerf bat,
Boehner polishes his
dented aluminum bat,
Cantor shoulders his
Adirondack ash bat
& walks. The crowd
groans in the stands.
Who's willing to kick
cans down the road?
The Gang of Six swings wide.

Bill Costley has served on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.