Time Out

Recess is over
and school is back in session,
but the politicians
in Congress have been sent
to their rooms,
told there will be no legislation
passed today.
No devices or TV allowed.
Let them sit
and pout, bounce on the bed
and pronounce
aloud that it just isn’t fair,
declare to
their hearts’ content nobody
understands them.
Homework waits for when
they get bored;
chapters of history to read,
scientific facts
and mathematics to master.
Special interests
are not allowed to campaign
for dispensation.
There will be no coming out
until they finally
learn how to play with others.
Only a promise of
better behavior guarantees
their release.

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