On U.S. Inauguration Day

Hopes are soaring high now that Trump is gone.

But how far he’s gone is another song.

The social discontent that fueled the alt-right,

Must be uprooted at source to set things bright.

Though the government in Washington has been changed,

The class that rules America is not at all re-arranged.

Inequality, racism, the pillage of nature,

Are challenges that elude a two-party structure… that is

Beholden to Wall Street and Pentagon bosses

At whose hands humanity suffers untold losses.

So, enjoy the moment as the top Liar takes leave,

But don’t rely on gilded politicians, only in ourselves believe.

Independent workers’ action, sooner, or later,

Will prove decisive, I think – ‘cause there’s no power greater!

–         B.W.