Our country needs a poet for president
to help the poetry within each person stay alive.

There've been too many bone-head actors,
power-hungry lawyers, peanut-brain governors,
military moguls, and ego-maniac millionaires.

We need people listening to antelope & caribou,
not just real estate developers or oil executives
fixated on how their dirty bottom lines do.

We need people whose principles
aren't up for sale:
not Mickey Mouse mannequins
mouthing clich├ęs that-r-stale.

We need people envisioning multi-ethnic peace,
who realize this planet is
not merely for human beings.

And yes – we need people courageous enough
to convert the entire military
into eco-protection units
that will make our planet green!