for Aaron Fogel

Politically-correct
personal computers
point and click.

President Clinton
(codename Peacock)
can’t protect
crack pushing
Communist Party
cops pursuing
a care package
of peasant consciousness
in a car park.

Poverty’s a crime,
and capital punishment
par for the course,
in this penal code.

A plausible cliffhanger
can’t cure the paralyzed,
prevent cancer,
or prepare California
for Perry Como,
that peerless crooner.

Pitcher and catcher confer.
O cornet player, play
“Pomp and Circumstance”
please, in the partly cloudy
cool Pacific.

Analysis, meaning and summary of David Lehman's poem PC

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