Trumped Up Election Excerpt

America’s Bad Romance

“I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free” – Lady Gaga

Go ahead—lie.
Spin treason into innovation.
Deny investigative journalists access.
Disseminate fake news.
Label whistleblowers
sad, over-rated.

Tweet cognitive dissonance,
juvenile tantrums.
Promise vague generalities.
Flatter uneducated supporters.
Persecute opponents.

Use the Presidency
to enable nepotism,
even scores,
line the pockets
of your billionaire friends.

No Reason to Laugh

Just in time for an investigation
of collusion with Russia,
America’s idiot-in-chief
returns to home shores
from his big-boy overseas trip.

While a polarized committee
issues swaths of subpoenas,
he wants to return seized embassies.
Disrespected, demoted, dismissed
intel employees line up to vent.

Administrative surrogates offer
outrageous excuses
which their bloated orange leader
flatly denies.
Political uproar ensues.

Leaks multiply.
Whistleblowers face persecution.
The GOP spins irrefutable facts.
Presidential tweets spew,
contradict White House lawyers.

Evidence of illegal obstruction persists.
We’re in dark territory,
worse than Watergate.
Democracy teeters on the brink
of constitutional crisis.

In The Upside Down

“Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up.”
—GOP Congressman Mo Brooks

In this alternate universe,
the White House doctor declares
flaccid Cheeto-in-Chief
is mentally and physically fit.

Mexicans/Muslims are
terrorist animals,
should be rounded up,
incarcerated, deported.

School shootings can be reduced
by arming teachers,
sealing off excess exits,
banning Ritalin usage.

Global warming is a hoax,
rising seas levels caused
by too many rocks
falling into the ocean.