Michelle Obama got to speak
to start the Democrats’ big week.
They let that woman run her mouth
to drive my chances further south.
She spoke of chaos and division;
called for my urgent excision.
Empathy, she says, I lack –
a thorough and precise attack.
Viciousness and cruelty:
two principles that rule me.
Leadership and consolation –
both now lacking in our nation.
Economy is in a shambles.
With your lives, she says, Trump gambles.
I’m unfit to meet this moment;
she says vote for my opponent.
I, of course, responded quickly;
took a tone you might call prickly.
Swiftly jumped into attacking:
called her husband’s effort lacking.
Once again, a woman speaks
and I fall back on old techniques:
I condescend and ridicule
and bad-mouth and belittle. You will
never hear me tell Michelle,
“I hope you’re fine, I wish you well.”
Against her I’ll put up a fight
because she’s Black and smart – and right.