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Wednesday, March 02, 2016


by George Salamon

Distressed, on this day of democracy,
I scan the faces on TV.

Our leaders in waiting,
Puffers in full throat.

I've seen them before.
I strain to remember.

Relieved, I recall the faces
On stamps from a Banana Republic.

George Salamon will endure the long remainder of the presidential campaign in St. Louis, MO.