i don’t know Donald or Hillary, other than what I have seen and heard
in their reported deeds and words;
thus, I cannot speak with knowledge personal
or conviction internal
about their sterling spirit-qualities
tho’ trusting they, each and both, possess
or their shadowy soul-deep liabilities,
which, doubtless, they, each and both, must confess
(if only in private).
what I can and do declare
is that they, each and both, standing in the public square,
magnifying their imperfections,
suffer from that condition
of all, our humanity
called hubris; that quality
of excessive prideful, self/over-confident personality.
Donald, whate’er he says or does
thus, e’er idolizes
aggrandizing, -amplifying self.
now that the F.B.I. hath ruled (exonerating her of liability legal
[but not political!]
for being “extremely careless”,
her prior demurrals specious,
and her judgment dubious
about State Department email use),
seems immune to the call of accountability,
the command, the demand to claim fullest responsibility.
hubris – our common human fate,
so evident glaringly in our presumptive presidential candidates –
for the Greeks, set one against the gods
and C. S. Lewis, agreeing, called the state of “anti-God”
when ego, denying, defying, flies in the face of God…
its eschatos inescapable
for truth e’er calls
that “pride goeth before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall”…
all being why
do not look forward to this November’s 8th day.