Poetry

May 22, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Alejandro Escudé

 

 

Impeachment

 

 

so you think now it’s better

 

the sky raining hostile people

 

who stole your confidence

 

what’s the probability a blue suit

 

standing in the rain in London

 

where you cannot be Shakespeare

 

ever notice sounds like Shakespeare

 

after three four plays and you sense

 

the man the way every character

 

explains their philosophy and events

 

cower toward them oh T.S. Eliot

 

saw it the sea its broken jaw

 

bleeding like fish and you can knock

 

all you want and he won’t let you in

 

the boy left alone a few minutes

 

to grab some milk his father said

 

the President lies then war comes

 

platitudinous the sick grow sicker

 

and the President speaks short

 

of intent if not for one word

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé

Alejandro Escudé’s first book of poems, My Earthbound Eye, was published in September 2013. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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