Like most of us, elections make David Rothman feel tired. But as Colorado Matters' resident poet, election season also inspires him. Rothman wrote a new poem, called "Enough," about those feelings.
Read "Enough" by David Rothman
There has to be a better way than this:
The frantic pace obscuring what time means,
The endless sense that something is amiss,
The numbing cold upon the flickering screens.
There has to be a better way to live,
Where rage and outrage tire of their striptease,
Where we realize that to get we have to give,
Where opponents are not enemies.
We'd better find a way to cool it down.
We'd better learn to have more conversations.
We need to learn that we're a common noun,
Admit some calculus of variations.
Otherwise, well, you think this is rough?
I've never heard a fire say "Enough."