Poetry

October 4, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Lianne Kamp

 

 

 

Presidential Advice

 

 

When a man is accused

of sexual assault…

 

Think of your husbands,

think of your sons,

think of the accused whose

life is in tatters

 

I thought of my husband

and I thought of my sons

 

who would think of

their mother, their sisters,

their wives, their daughters,

 

who would think of

the accusers who had

agreed to a public flogging

 

rather than continue

to struggle for air

while chocking on the truth

And then I thought…

 

how much longer can a nation

be advised to walk on its hands

in order to appear right-side-up

 

before all the blood has

rushed to its head

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lianne Kamp

Lianne Kamp resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her poems and short stories appear in assorted print journals and online publications including: Poets Reading the News, Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, and a number of Prolific Press anthologies. She writes poetry to make her world-view more panoramic by examining it more closely.

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