10.13.17
Weekly poem on Trump Presidency

 

BETH ROBERTS

Liars Poetica

You mean to live for a very long time as I am meant to go on forever.

My kind leaves by medevac as your kind lives in the house of the lord forever.

Your kind votes in asymptotes that it will dwell in the house of the lord forever.

We share so much difference we are as divisible as waves from sea or sound.

And when your lies roar and roar, roar and roar all night I lick my wound.

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Beth Roberts has a book, Brief Moral History in Blue (New Issues, 2001), a second book-length book or chapbook manuscript, Evolvers, and another new project using a persona of a chimera. This poem is from the chimera project. She is the editorial director at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

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illustration: anna_croc01

illustration: anna_croc01