February 19, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Alejandro Escudé




Understanding the Republican Cult



You have to recall Hitler

Ordering his men in Moscow

To fight to the last man


You have to think

Of Paul Ryan celebrating

A teacher’s dollar raise


You have to imagine

A Blue Apron box

Arriving on a doorstep


You have to witness

The annoyed brows of senators

As the disabled protest


It is a matter

Of eugenics—a matter

Of cannon fodder


Picture them siting on our corpses

Or better yet

Building a mansion over our corpses


A mansion

Large as the moon

And just as luminous


Think of this when you apply

Ethics when you think



Think of this as you consider

The matter

The cult-matter the sliced


Artery the tank

In the museum of levitation

The war on breakfast






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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