Bumper Stickers: Liberal

The peeling plastic
a gallery of dashed hope—
            Nader 2000
            Howard Dean
            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

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.