After watching last week’s RNC intently
and now but 1 day of this week’s DNC,
a situational irony…
(Surely others saw it long before, for it is all-at-once conspicuous
yet I, oft oblivious,
still more, in my sometimes obtuseness
was blind to the obvious.
But enough about me
and what I see
or don’t see.
Let me make haste and cut to the chase!)
On the Republic side, there’s Donald Trump,
a businessman, an entrepreneurial capitalist,
a commercial consumerist,
as the non-traditional, non-fundamentalist
who, at times (largely?), aggravates Grand Old Party apparatchiks
and who has championed a movement
for America’s improvement
to make her great again.
On the Democratic side, tho’ it appears Hillary
the party’s presidential nominee,
there’s Bernie Sanders, a progressive independent
(only joining the Dems in 2015) who’s championed a movement,
thus, a non-traditional candidate (need it be mentioned)
by party convention.
Seems to me both Republicans and Democrats
in order to realize their acclaimed and common destiny
of claiming the White House share, too, this reality –
one with the other disparate,
(Good luck with that!)