A Poem: Political Pronouns

Maybe the problem with politics is . . .
pronouns.

Isn’t politics supposed to be pro-nouns?
pro-people?
pro-places?
pro-things?
pro-ideas?

It’s more like anti-nouns.
anti-people.
anti-places.
anti-things.
anti-ideas.

It’s he said versus she said.
This versus that.
Them versus us.
You versus me.

But who is he?  Who is she?
What is this?  that?
I’m not even sure who we are.  Let alone them.

I don’t even know you.
I do know me though.

I’m a woman, a mother, a teacher.
I care about equality for women, a better world for my child and your child too, and education.

Hey you,
Tell me about yourself.
You’re a ______________, a _____________, a ____________.
You care about ____________, _____________, and ____________.
It’s nice to meet you.
Maybe if you and I put the nouns back into politics,
we might get somewhere, anywhere, but
here.

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Originally posted on Facebook.

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