A Gorey Moment

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I sometimes have a Gorey moment

wondering what could have been

if the hanging chads

hadn’t hung,

or if Gore had hung up

his gentleman’s suit

and cried “Fraud”

as loudly as Trump was to do.

No hate to fuel 9/11,

no war in Iraq,


the end

of history

would be nigh

as Fukuyama predicated,

existing divisions becoming


and no new ones


With more Gore less blood

would be spilled.

There would be no Bushfires burning

the sun would be shining

but without its intensity,

the storms would be still

and the world would be stable.

It was hanging by a thread

and we missed it

missed the chance

to grasp those chads


About the Poem

What might have been

About the Author

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her poetry is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places, and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dreams, fantasy, and reality. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com/

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