Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quid Pro Trump O.

It is unknown
where Iraq would ever
have gotten the idea

to ban US citizens
from entering their country. 

Certainly the Iraqi parliamentary panel's
use of the word "reciprocal"
would bring no clues. 

As an incidental fact

it should be noted
that the only families
at risk of being torn apart

are from countries
where the President
has no hotels or golf courses

which is damning

but also in a roundabout way
a transformer of the Trump Organization

into an unwieldy
and obnoxious tool

for Trump's accidental
and coincidental

and purely self-interested
sense of diplomacy. 

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper