Mrs. Samuel A. Alito

here’s what i fear you are
a mirror image of suburbia 1950’s
do you sign your children’s grade cards
Mrs. Samuel A. Alito?
your checks and your balances
by association you see you as he
his victories are your victories
the good woman behind any great man
was that the source of your tears that
anyone dares doubt his greatness

your name’s not Mary
your name is Martha
Martha loved Sam long ago
once a young lad, hands full of roses
now no rose for you nohow
he’s one of the good ol’ boys
your place upon the cinders

i cry for you poor woman
having been there done that