Saturday, May 21, 2016

Many Taxing Returns

In Trump Logic Land
(also known as his brain)

Donald Trump
can ask the leader of the free world
to reveal his birth certificate

to prove
that he was not born in Kenya

while promising that then
he will disclose his tax returns

and said leader
can reveal his birth certificate

and in response Trump says
"It’s none of your business
you’ll see it when I release"

(whenever that will be)

and adds
undoubtedly in an effort
to reassure the public

"But I fight very hard
to pay as little tax as possible"

(as was revealed
in a 1981 report
from New Jersey Casino Control Commission

which said that in 1978 and 1979
he reported a combined income

of negative $3.8 million
and paid zero dollars in taxes)

and still expects
Americans should trust him
to alleviate their tax burden.

(Well maybe he'll do that

by telling them how to trick
the federal government

and exploit
some of those same loopholes.)

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.