Align the avenues and sweep the streets!
Suburbia, so long neglected, greets
the tan Executive, his tailored Queen,
his stately Presidential limousine.
Here comes the son! Here comes a Kennedy
of dewy Promise and Integrity.
Our hats will fly. The socialites will cheer
to catch the turning head of Guinevere.
We’ve slummed enough in politics and strife:
we’re ready for a color spread in Life
where carpet-picnics of the leisure class
require but platitudes and tempered glass.
There’ll be no Marilyn or mobsters now.
This time the Secret Service will allow
that battlement of black and chrome to roll
past no assassin’s perch or grassy knoll.
|Copyright © 2016 by Eric Meub |
Eric Meub, architect, lives and practices in Pasadena. He is the adopted brother of the artist, Susan C. Price. They respect, in their different ways, the line.