Sunday, July 26, 2015

Trump Excelsior

Happy 237th birthday
to the state of New York

which joined our union
as the eleventh state
in 1778.

Thank you for providing
the infrastructure and circumstances

for Donald Trump to exist

a quadruple draft-dodger

who can call a tortured prisoner of war
a coward

and can grossly exaggerate
campaign crowds

and claim attendance
of 20,000 supporters

or 10 times bigger

than the legal occupancy
of the building in which
they are held

and turn all negative publicity

into proof that vast swarths
see his true power

and are cowering in fear.

He need not be elected

nor told that he
has not been elected

but rather left to enjoy
his presidential fantasy camp.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.