Saturday, August 27, 2022

Revisiting The Convention of Crickets—Murfin Verse

The delegate caucus.

Two years ago, the Republican National Convention which renominated the former orange Resident of the United States was in full ugly swing.

This verse erupted after stepping out my back door at 1:30 am.  Unlike the pleasantly cool night this year in McHenry County it was close and muggy.  I was trying my best to keep from being over-exposed to the Trumpista hate fest, but it kept creeping in on newscasts and social media.  No wonder I was restless.  Surrealism anyone?

"Mistah Chairman, I Rise to a point of order!"

The Convention of Crickets

August 26, 2020


The Convention of Crickets

nominates the Night.

The Fireflies and Cicadas


The Night accepts

            and blankets all

            whether they like it

            —or not.

Jiminy advises prevaricators

            to let their consciences

            be their guide.

Harry from Times Square

            endorses families of choice.

The Mormon delegates

            plot catastrophe

            and revenge.

Buddy’s backup band

            chirps the exit music..

Session adjourns at Dawn.


—Patrick Murfin

                    Harry the Cricket entertained friends in the Families of Choice Caucus.

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