Now that it is done (a poem)

shadorma after voting yesterday. Not much—but, as Diane Keaton says in one of Woody Allen’s movies, ‘hey, they can’t all be winners.’

Sixteen months
finally at a close
Creamsicle man
can suck it
My ballot is in the box
all filled out and sealed

I will use
the news of his loss
to catch my
cat’s vomit
before it hits the carpet
on Wednesday morning

(20 October 2016—posted October 21st)