At the entrance to the New York City
Museum of Natural History
is a statue of a racist,
up on his high horse,
attended by “natives” on foot.
Our neo-Calvinist Elect
insisted the commissioners reject
a statue of FDR
holding a cigarette.
Also the one of Eleanor
reminding us she often wore
a stole made from the furry skins
But entering or leaving the Museum
of Natural History, the Elect
avert their eyes and hurry by
the statue of the boisterous bully boy,
up on his high horse, lording it over them,
often with a pigeon on his head.
From Did You See This? Poems to Provoke the Politically Correct by Herb Knapp
Photo by Lee Snider
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