“Miss America” (poem)

Volume 123, No. 3March, 2023

“Miss America,” by Cheryl Brandon


Miss America

The world still stands by you.

Your soldiers still get up and fight.

While you manage to look beautiful


You stood up, so we could have a voice.

That’s why we never give up or back down.

Miss America, no one’s quite like you

That’s why we keep hanging around.

Cheryl Brandon is a published poet and union organizer who has worked at Local 802 since 2022