Genni Lee Hester

Bitter Coffee

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The poem below is the first piece from ‘memoirs of the a.m.‘. Although it was written for the 2008 election, it  is also relevant to the current election. Do not forget to listen to the
second presidential debate tonight @ 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

What is left to say
About our republic government today?
Corporations and lobbyists
Are the ones who pave the way.

I am repeating everyone’s song,
None of us belong in this unnatural state.
Our only choice left is to vote, to participate.

The downfall is, one choice is left out
There is no little black box
That lets us say no
There is no choice of: NONE OF THE ABOVE.

Entangled in desperation
Distracted by technological socialization
These are the facts of my generation.

The only choice I have is to swallow the regret
To taste my morning coffee and hope it’s fair trade
For some child today will not have the opportunity
To scrutinize worse living situations in a land far away.


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