Shriller Half

by flammeusgladius

The Shriller Half



It’s marriage that we’re honoring today–
the marriage of our former president
and of our future one. Oh, let us say
that mutual devotion, heaven-sent,
has found no loftier embodiment!
Theirs is a marriage we must all admire
for its endurance. They have been content,
though they indulge the promptings of desire,
to hold fast to each other. They conspire
against us from their own shared point of view.
Though of each other they may daily tire,
their lifelong conjurations they renew.
Through bribes and bimbos, in all kinds of weather,
Bill and his shriller half have stuck together.



–Tom Riley