Once upon a Texas time,there was a Democratic Party!
Celebrated names included Faulk and Yarborough
supporting Federal McCarthys and Kennedys and Carters
Some go back to Harry Truman for example-all of this in books,
posters,photos,histories bound in dusty time,patrolled by guards
to be sold to those who treasure their pasts.I see Carl Sandburg
I see William Blake.I see a glass piece of art and some Beerbohm caricatures
War via Bayeux Tapestry i ignore-more has been sold from the estate of this lawyer politician
who funded posters and stickers and badges and buttons for Democratic candidates
Populism's artifacts with prices half off Sunday,75% Monday.
The poetry collection is traditional,anorexic and slim
Politics is thick here-men in suits with power
staring out from pages of grave books
covering times pre-us.History.I look at the rich cars illegally parked.
Admire people's desire to learn their origins.Buy nothing-lust for Blake,Sandburg,Beerbohm.
Libraries are lost like this-dispersed via deaths
Democracy an ongoing experiment in populism
Once the past is cleared from collections-what is next?
As Sandburg said"We are the people.What else will you call us?"