Where are the poor in the conversations of our political parties?
The Republicans don't want to talk about them at all.
The Democrats don't want to be poor again. They are glad to talk about how wonderful it is to be better off. No going back.
Around the convention floors,
Everybody loves the middle class,
Everybody fears the poor.
And well they ought.
The poor will remember.
And one day they will convene a new convention
of the unmentioned and untouchable,
They will arise and shine,
and we will be held accountable
for the strange silence
of these days.