02.16.18
Weekly poem on Trump Presidency

 

EILEEN MYLES

creep

 

ugly nightmare

eating too much

dunking your head in water

over and over

again. Feel bad

for your kid

all of them

but most of all us

bad nights

when I was young

and drinking pred

atory men

with swollen

heads would

buy me drinks

and want to fuck

me again &

again because

I was nothing

to them and he is

our president

now.

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Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist and art journalist. Afterglow (a dog memoir) was their most recent book. Evolution (poems) will be out from Grove/Atlantic in fall, 2018. "creep" previously appeared in Resist Much/Obey Little/inaugural poems to the resistance, New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2017.

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 video stills/illustration/concept:  anna_croc01  // performance: Xray Aims // photography: Lucas Hall

video stills/illustration/concept: anna_croc01 // performance: Xray Aims // photography: Lucas Hall