April Glowers Bring May Powers

April turned ugly on the Democratic side
as Hillary and Bernie accused and insulted,
a sign that the race was too tight for generosity,
though following New York and Super Tuesday 3,
it no longer seems quite as close an encounter.

It remained even uglier on the Republican side
as Trump bashed Cruz, lashed at Kasich,
then smashed them both on primary nights,
even as they tried to build a wall that could stop him.

And the glowering and grimacing of the DC GOP
as it stands in the way of the Supreme Court nominee
should be President Obama’s final justification
to ignore them completely as he governs
over his final 6 months in the White House.

You’ve heard April showers bring May flowers.
This year, April’s glowers have brought May powers
for Hillary who’s on top of the hill, Trump who’s trouncing,
as both power their way into the last stretch of primaries.

Raise an early toast to May Day - or shout mayday! -
in the company of fellow liberals and frothy libations
at your local progressive social club.

Find - or start - a chapter near you.