by flammeusgladius




Barack Obama poses, folks, for Out.
He’s a new kind of president indeed.
Of that, this late, there can be little doubt.
Nor can we doubt that it’s a higher breed
he represents. Inclusion is his creed–
and recitation of it casts a spell.
As cover boy, he shows gay slaves are freed.
Let those who dared oppress them go to hell!
All that he does here, people, he does well.
He models circumspection and restraint.
High heels and fishnet stockings — oh, do tell!–
he could be wearing proudly. But he ain’t.
He knows this is a serious event.
Therefore, he’s dressing like a president.



–Tom Riley



(Obama honored by Out magazine.)