The prompt: Make a poem out of only the letters of a name in your article. Much like other high-stakes endeavors, it’s all about picking the right person.
Johnson, Luke, “Elizabeth Warren Picks a Fight with Paul Ryan,” The Huffington Post 7 April 2014.
Blitz the hater, Liz.
He, wealthier, lazier.
Bait, then blaze and rail and warn.
Beneath the bleat, the blather
Wither are we? The
Nadir or the zenith?
Or neither? We tire,
We want heart, want brawn.
Want renewal, relit. With Liz
We’ll win. He’ll relent. Wanna bet?