We Need You!

Anna J. Small Roseboro

There you stand sexy and bright
Ready to bring me light when it’s night.
Curvacious and zaftig, oh how you glow!
Crowned with a linen skirt, blanchy like snow.
Thin steel arms extend out stiffly.
A tiny button turns you on quickly.

What would I do without your beauty?
On dark nights, I could not do my duty
Sending out letters and sending out notes
Reminding my friends to research for their votes.

We’ve got to express ourselves on the ballot
We’ve got to see that life’s more than a shallot.
We must peel back the layers and get to the core.
Learn the truth about government; there’s so much more.

There you stand, firm and strong.
You’ve kept me company oh so long
Listening with me to many a song
While I’m stuck inside away from throng.

Shine on, my friend, keep bringing me light.
Push back the night; keep my smile bright.


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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems Copyright © 2021 by Anna J. Small Roseboro is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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