I’m in a state of dire confusion!
This 2016 campaign
Produces intense mental strain.
Truth-sleuthing should not be such a pain.
There is this poll and that,
I can’t tell fiction from fact
So my mind changes at the drop of a hat.
The gluttonous media enjoys this grand feast.
Candidates are morphing into horrid beasts
As I try to pick one I dislike least.
Oh where are the unbiased voices
Guiding me to intelligent choices?
To think about Sanders
Can stir up my dander.
Ideas about changes in guns to tote
Means Hillary won’t get my vote.
And when it comes to Trump…
Well, consider me a mugwump.
I’m not gonna be a quitter
But for now I’m a fence sitter.
This first appeared in the local weekly paper, the Prospect-News, in my Close to Home column.