Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ratings Trump Tragedy

Thanks Donald Trump
for reminding us

that on September 11th 2001

our country experienced
a terrorist attack
that killed three thousand people

and was watched on TV
by some millions of people

but which is a not-nearly-as-impressive
number of millions
as you have been able to achieve bigly.

And thank you
for boosting the morale
of a nation in the midst of conflict

much of which
you are responsible for creating

by putting your mark down
solidly in favor
of overcoming national tragedies

the only way
you know how.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.