a black-out poem:for risk of excesss caution--the threat

may not have stuck to the wall

as her husband, bill, nearly a quarter century ago

might as well have.

for one thing , the presumptive and strong win come november,

moreover, she has hitched her bid to the principle that defined his jobs,

jobs and more jobs.

her lodestar? spring 2000,

when 30 years before, the real earnings of the middle -- white, black, or

hispanic -- achieved a peak that has not been reached again to this day.

you can aim for a lot of life

but few come close to what you get.