You should always have
One conservative friend,
A political cardiologist
Who will stop the bleeding.

If you have a conservative friend,
You’ll need a liberal one too,
Because someone will
Have to get you beating again,

And if you have both,
You need a friend who doesn’t care,
So you can figure out
Why you do.

Remember though,
You should always have
One radical friend,
In case the revolution comes…

Published by Benjamin Nardolilli

A little bit about myself, I am a twenty four year old writer currently living in Arlington, Virginia. My work has appeared in Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Elimae, Poems Niederngasse, Gold Dust, The Delmarva Review, Underground Voices Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Heroin Love Songs, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, Cantaraville, and Perspectives Magazine. In addition I was the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU and maintain a blog at Thanks for reading

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