Donald was just beyond the breakers
when I saw him in trouble
struggling to stay above the water,
I was swimming to the rescue
when not a hundred feet
before I reached him, a huge grey fin
parted the water…
he went under, the sea turned red, a seal got tossed
up into the air by a great white
that swam away munching–
Donald came up
“Help, help me!”, he cried, “Help!”
the real horror was, I had to think twice.
Photos of Leaves and Trees by Rob Kashey.
Was there ever a president of the United States
Who said he could freely grab women
By their pussies and get away with it just
Because he was a star? No, there never was one
That said that.
The Hummingbird is a Humming Dash
The Blue Jay, Blue Bandit
A House Cat, the Rat Catcher
The Rainbow Trout, a Rainbow Splash
The Tick, a Bloodsucker
The Flea, an Annoying Little Shit–
And lower than a flea
Truly more absurd
A falsely feathered thing
Tweets around D. C. — The Liar Bird.
The right wing and the left
Are pitted so fiercely
against each other
It’s scarin’ me
half to death,
Some talking civil war,
is for the birds:
An eagle needs
two wings to fly, there’s
Too much tweetin’ goin’ on!
The average frequency of death in the USA
Is as follows
Drunk driving 10,288 28 Americans
Are killed by a drunk driver every day.
In hospitals 90,000 one American
Dies from a medical error
Or a lethal infection every 6 minutes.
At home 54,500
One in an accident at home every 10 minutes.
One by a traffic accident every 11 minutes.
One poisoned to death every 13 minutes.
One every 23 minutes.
One every 29 minutes.
How many people will die in the next war?
Do you think Donald Trump cares?
What are the chances of him taking us to war?
Do you want to be responsible
For doing nothing to stop him before he takes us there?
Maybe it’s time we quit saluting the flag
While he and Vice President Bannon are burning the Constitution?
Found poem and cover photo by Rayn Roberts 2017