Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mandatory Trump Education Lesson 7

Listen Donnie

in seventeen days

you will be sworn in
and thus become part

of the "swamp"
you promised to drain.

On December 31st
you wished a Happy New Year
to your "many enemies"

and those who "have fought me
and lost so badly
they just don't know what to do."

Given that Carl Bernstein

who was the lawyer
of "enemies list"-maker-
and "not a crook"-Richard Nixon

has called you
a bigger liar than his former client

that should make it
all the more apparent

that the first step
to serving the majority who did not vote for you

who for all our sakes
want you to succeed

is learning that your ignorance of the world
does not make you more honest
when you say something incorrect

and that even these people
are capable of possessing
at least some of the truth.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper