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God for City Council

The poster on the fence has a face
and the hair is something like a Kennedy's.
It is God. He's running for a council seat
as a Democrat from the black district.
His qualifications are obvious.
Long experience, proven leadership.
It's about time he ran.
His slogan is "All Politics Are Local,"
which is stolen and not very good,
but you should hear him speak.

"He'll expand the welfare state," says one opponent.
"He's not the one true God," says another.
The religious right is stunned and silent.
But if he's elected, the light rail project
will be completed on time and under budget.
More will be willing to carpool.
City taxes will be reasonable,
the weather will be good
and novelists in our town will still be allowed
to take the omniscient viewpoint.
He asks for your prayers in the upcoming election.

 

2001 Mark Giffin

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