That tribal celebration that always comes before the big battle scene (a poem)

I spent a good chunk of the afternoon trying to write one of those Important Statement poems that appear every once in a while. It was not working, however, coming across at various points as either too earnest, too forced, or both. So I am posting this more honest poem instead, which I wrote while watching Mom and Dad Save the World
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Election Day storm (A poem)

For March, I will be doing pantoums. A pantoum consists of any number of four-line stanzas, with the second and fourth lines of one stanza repeating as the first and third lines of the next. (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-pantoum)
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