Caution: Congress Under Repair

The cracks in the Capitol Dome aren’t the only cause for concern

The D.C. dome is scaffolded.
It needs support to stand.
The cracks and fissures found inside are deep.
Our Capitol is crumbling.
Its cornerstone’s come loose.
From where he sits the sight makes Lincoln weep.

Republicans and Democrats
breathe in the toxic dust
ignoring what seems obvious to me.
The rifts and constant rancor
put democracy at risk
as those elected dodge falling debris.

Can’t those in Congress get along?
Is it too late to try?
What happened to respect within those halls?
Repairs indeed are needed
and it’s bound to take some time
if we ever reinforce once hallowed walls.