Together at Last
This unfriendly winter,
especially dark and rough
heralding in, as it will,
a change in kings: one
quiet, suave killer replaced
by a loud, fist-swinging
would-be-thug emperor always
yelling, threatening blood curses
upon his enemies, any wicked
souls who dare disagree with his
Thunder is coming, confusion
and his thievery marching
hand-in-hand into the bright sun
of new days but what is there new
about that here in America,
where power’s hammer pounds
down the suffering land, where
ignorance stamps its burning feet
upon the eyes of the hopeful?
Yes, the serpent who first despoiled
the frontier of buffalo and native
peoples, is unusually revealed,
more exposed in naked horror
than before but truth be told,
America loves the brutes, the iron
fist, and the hot pistol pressed to
the next shaking victim’s head.
America worships the annihilation
of the other, so the next beast, this
pouting, scowling, roaring Mussolini
is as American as a maggot, infested
He will be saluted, cheered and
embraced and America will get
its goddamn just desserts. America
and Rome, brothers, together at last.
Kill the Muslims
I know Jews who
voted for Trump.
I called and asked
them if Jews had
voted for Hitler
back in the day.
called me names
and hung up. So
I sit in the dark,
waiting in the long
scream of history.
Betrayers of hope
Courage and change
In the mansions of traitors.
Servile snakes, vultures
On ambition and fear.
New dead dinosaurs
Festering in history’s
Cold fist. Move on!
I Feel Soooo Good!
Fear not brave and timid citizens
for we’re in the warm, healing
hands of a brand spanking new,
gloriously sanctified leader!
Open thy hearts to his dedication
to fairness and commitment
to ethical and moral righteousness.
A soldier of the law with an earnest
and overarching passion to raise up
the low and beaten down,
while fostering peace and harmony
in far off, bloodied lands.
Rejoice at the golden prospect
of 4 years of his renown
and bounteous supply of sincere
optimism! A relentless warrior
against corruption! Champion
of equal rights!
So be of boundless cheer all
downtrodden souls suffering
beyond the high, barbed-wire-tipped
walls of selflessness. For our new
steeped in honesty and the fires
of fighting from birth the unjust
whims of prejudice, demands
a decent life for all
in this furnace of capitalism. He’ll
charge head first into the dark winds
of lawless greed to secure
for you a fair share of the good life:
better wages, more jobs and the best
healthcare on the planet because
for him, we’re all part of his Familia,
deserving respite and succor from
the murderous transgressions of former
villains still hip-hopping amongst us.
For he is salvation come down from
heaven, he is redemption’s furious
He is our new tough-as-nails grandpa.
Oh, Sweet Jesus, we are home.
At last, we are home!
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