“Purple States of America”
artwork by Audrey Schwartz Rivers
© 2012 All Rights Reserved

Note: This poem is not about any candidate or political party, just a comment about the constant animus of the political process.

Audacity of hope, nope, cope, dope

slipperyslope, microscope

grope, Europe, mope

interlope, Pope, fallop

trope, tightrope, misanthrope



Tweeted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:48 p.m. CT

© 2012 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved


We Should Have Seen It Coming

A Poem for the people of Aurora, Colorado —

Bullets cut Superman’s cape

Fly, break neck

Joker poisons self

No baggy tights

double entendre

or Kittlady hiss

Bat signal black

@ midnite




Tweeted Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. CDT

© 2012 by Audrey S. Rivers and Poetweetry