06.01.18
Weekly poem on Trump Presidency

 

CINDY VEACH

Ogre

 

Having come to a field having come
         to a creek in a field having
               come to seek out the beast

in the knee of the field by the creek
         the beast that lives in my field
               by my creek

having come to this apogee
         without a bead of belief
               in the hour of my need

having come in the hour of my need
         to my field by my creek
               and found him

in my field by my creek
         having come and refused
               to get down on my knees

in my field by my creek
         having come having refused him
               come now Zeus disarm him

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Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her poems has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, Chicago Review, The Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

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