Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Barack Obama is My New Bicycle
Because Barack Obama made me balloon
animals, bought me a pony, saved me
the last red velvet cupcake.
Because Barack Obama added me
as a friend, left me two new photo
comments, wrote on my FunWall.
Because Barack Obama built me
a robot, made me a mixtape, thought
I could use some candy.
Because Barack Obama asked about my
day, poured me a cup of coffee, Tivo'd Battlestar
Galactica for me when I worked late.
Because Barack Obama sorted my laundry, paid
my parking tickets, spent the whole afternoon
setting up my new wireless router.
Because Barack Obama ran back into a burning
building to rescue my baby, got my cat out of
the tree, saved me from drowning.
Because invoking the tongue-in-cheek fangirl feels
easier, & hope without irony feels foreign, & I'm tired
of feeling it's best not to get too excited about anything.
Because if a Will.I.Am video featuring Scarlett
Johannsen & John Legend can choke me up, then
anything is possible, even change.
Happy Voting, kittens.
love, jenn mccreary.
Barack Obama told me he really wanted to meet
you, told me to tell you he said "hello," took off
when he heard you weren't coming.
*with thanks to www.barackobamaisyournewbicycle.com*