Lines Written on the Occasion of Bernie Sanders’ Announcement of His Intention to Vote for Hillary Clinton

My name is Bernie Sanders, you might have heard of me:
I once led a ‘Revolution’ against the mighty powers that be.
I gathered up my legions, of the indebted and the young,
And when I blew my Magic Flute I knew that they would run
into the pen Debbie made for them in the dungeon of the DNC:
thousands and thousands of new voters for the cause of Hillary.

Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent books are Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution and The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink (with Joshua Frank) He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3