Bumper Stickers: Liberal

The peeling plastic
a gallery of dashed hope—
            Nader 2000
            Howard Dean
            Kerry/Edwards
            Yes We Can.

What started so pure,
a snowmelt stream of better, better, better,
became vehement, a raging current—
            why, why, why
            why not, why not, why not,
            God Bless the Dixie Chicks
            Republicans for Voldemort
            COEXIST.

All have begun to crack and peel.
Yet every few years, a new one.
He still shouts into the darkness.
He still believes
America might change
before the light turns green.