an unpresidented checklist


using homonyms and proverbs and playing with the English language

a senior and a mentor, he courageously asked for a date

the question was never about the weather, but whether

he was barking up a wrong tree, unreachable

he insisted, she relented, and yes he got cold feet

no small feat it was to bring her to see spike lee

or eat chips while taking a walk by the sea

a three year journey began, no beating around the bush

this woman had found a place in his simple soul

he was a multi faceted dude, bringing change became

his sole purpose very soon, she could not care less

and was ready to accept, except she wished often

that he wore socks that were a color complement

as a couple, ‘interesting’ was their favorite compliment

valois at hyde park, his then favorite place for steak

that being said, it was she who went on a limb

and put her entire life and career at stake

to cut a long story short, one that everyone has watched

let us pause, learn and give it up for

Barack and Michelle; raise to their friendship

the famous cherry flavored Obama shot

And while we are at it, let us also pray

that as a nation we do not again fall prey

to the current president’s struggles

with heeling and healing



Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

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