“Everyone can have a bad day.” 
-Nikki Haley 

Everyone can have a bad day.
Watching people on social media
change their profile pictures
in support of a cause or crisis, and sit
waiting patiently for the likes and comments.
But hashtags don’t save lives.

Or listening to the citizens
who come to public forums
to offer complaints and grievances
about the new trash collection times.
But protesters don’t vote in elections.

Or getting up early every day
to offer morning prayer,
remembering the poor
and hoping that God will
“refresh” them.
But the poor don’t come to mass.

Or when you remember that,
even though you won,
you’re still outnumbered
115 to one.