“The Health of Us” by Claudia Rankine

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THE HEALTH OF US

Claudia Rankine

We heard health care and we thought public option
we thought reaching across the street across the lines
across the aisle was the manifestation of not a red state
not a blue state but these united states we thought
we could be sure of ourselves in this one way sure

Read rest of poem at Literary Hub

(poetry diary 249-5/5/17) House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act – Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear – New York Times – 5/4/17

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