Poetry

February 19, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

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

Indictment

 

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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