They say. Stick around to see how
this flick kicks
watchers into the stratosphere.
What cartoon will crack us up
Donald Duck? Wait, doesn’t
Obama have big ears?
Poor Rachel Maddow
Did you see her?
she cried on national TV.
I can imagine her straining
her long neck
pleading in a Betty Boop voice,
Please Popeye, please
let’s see the sailor man
knock Bluto up to Neptune.
Can anyone save the day?
Do we believe?
The Tommies did smash the Jerries
in the Big One
It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.
The supreme court nominee
might send us underground
into a dark hole to snake around
with Gasoon, that cartoon.
Democracy is going underground
Even Facebook is corrupt
change your profile:
born in Kazakhstan, roomed
with a blonde girl at finishing school
some exotic name I forgot
She designed shoes
Today gives her mother-in-law advice:
wear the stilettos
Will keep you above the flood line.
Of course the white pant suit
wear it to the Inauguration
Don’t get crazee now,
The green jacket Melania wore
To visit the immigrant children
was an accidental swish–
off the hanger onto her shoulders,
Her side kicks said meat for the press
what if that very hanger
yes that hanger was used
by your girl who dies from a botched D&C
the discreet name
for an abortion. That’s all folks
Thy will be done when Roe vs. Wade
bites the dust
flushed down Scott Pruitt’s cesspool
Don’t go nuts so what if
her jacket said
I don’t really care do U
We can’t let the animals, criminals in
Let our peaches rot on the vine
Send them back. Don’t cry for the kids
Don’t you really want to make America
great again? Remember this:
Disney made the Duck an ill-tempered
who wore a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit.
Mare Leonard lives in an old school house overlooking The Rondout Creek. Away from her own personal blackboard, she teaches through the Institute for Writing and Thinking and the MAT program at Bard College. She has published four chapbooks of poetry and a new one, The Dark Inside the Hooded Coat will be published shortly at Finishing Line Press. http://www.mareleonard.com