|Earl Gray's 153rd Law|
Without degrading professional standards we can write a news article in the morning, post it, and see it picked up by social or print media immediately. It is part of that 24- or 36-hour news cycle.
Prose is timely. You can get up the next morning and start all over.
|Earl Gray's 42nd Law.|
In any event, a poem about the current state of public affairs won't have an impact until well after the next election, if ever. If it does, though, it can cease and go on preventing inequities forever.
Poetry is timeless, even though its effect might not begin until long after your final sunrise.