Issue 2:1 | Poetry | Robert M. West
Weíd hunch down, held rapt
by the crawdads caught up in
1. The Dauphin
A borrowed fame equipped him for the race:
he bore his fatherís name and wore his face.
2. The Populist
Each stop he made so many promises
his own top aides turned doubting Thomases.
3. The Spoiler
He took a twisted pride in tearing down
the side that didnít take him for a clown.
Robert M. West