MarPoWriMo 1

On the screen 
a coin-silver inkstand
oldest surviving artifact
of the House of Representatives

placed on the raised platform
of mysterious origins
three replacement silver inkwells
adorned on both sides

by swags and eagles
each foot of the tray has
a snake winding around it
representing unity and wisdom

tonight marks the first time
two women were seated
on the platform behind
the president during the speech