Poetry

January 29, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Penn Kemp

 

 

 

Plumbing the Depths

 

 

Trump is offered his very own shithole!

And the name of that toilet is America.

And the name of poor America is mud.

 

The White House wishes to borrow

a Van Gogh from the Guggenheim.

Instead curator Ms. Nancy Spector

 

suggests a golden toilet be installed—

for him to do his business? Thousands

of satisfied art lovers can attest to it.

 

If only Trump had an ear for metaphor.

If only he had a single bone for funny

rather than so many other bones to pick.

 

If only ironic gestures like Spector’s offer

could polish the gold mirror to let Trump

witness what happens to whatever he

 

consumes in his big brown House.

Invitation declined. And tomorrow,

likely: Invitation denied as fake news.

 

 

 

 

 

Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp is an activist Canadian poet, playwright and editor.  Her latest works are two plays celebrating local hero and explorer, Teresa Harris, produced in 2017 and published by Playwrights Guild of Canada. Recent books include Barbaric Cultural Practice (quattrobooks.ca/books/barbaric-cultural-practice/) and two anthologies edited, Women and Multimedia and Performing Women (http://poets.ca/feministcaucus/livingarchives/). See www.pennkemp.weebly.com.

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