An Irish Politician Speaks
by Kathryn Keane
Of course what you're doing
is phenomenal, I've no doubt about
that, and I'll stay safely behind you
every step of the way.
And of course it's a fine cause,
something we should all be
supporting, and all it needs
is someone just like you
to lead the way and someone just like me for it to die on.
Because when it comes
To any decisive change
Or any decisive action
Or any decision to be made at all
You can count on me
To speak out on every worthwhile cause
And say absolutely nothing.
A student of English and history, Kathryn Keane's poetry has appeared in in 'Silver Apples Magazine', the 'NY Literary Magazine', 'Bitterzoet Magazine', and the 'Stanzas: An Evening of Words' chapbook.