The Executive is executing.
Executive orders fly from the desk
Of the Oval Office like expensive confetti.
Energy is important and the more the better:
Two controversial pipelines get the go ahead
And there is a meeting with auto executives
Informing them they must build cars in America.
No one mentions it produces 25% of the world’s
Air pollution from unmitigated car emissions.
Business is booming in industrial land.
This morning there was a press report
On Uber drivers sleeping in their cars
To work longer hours for lowered wages
In towns they can’t afford to live in,
While self-driving vehicles were banned
In Frisco but alright in Arizona where
Test cars hit the roads — every company
Competing for a share of the market —
Fueled by oil, gas, corn, methane, and hype.
The new executive is taking charge.
Decisions roll out like a motorcade:
The TPP is no longer on the books,
Funds for abortions abroad are out,
The nominees are all being confirmed
Like rubber duckies lined up before
Congress, eager to press forward, accept
What three branches of government won’t dispute:
One man, one pen, one CEO at work.
Hiltner has degrees in English and education and currently works in essay testing for ETS. In her spare time, she is a regular participant in November National Novel Month and enjoys writing poetry.