May 22, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Alejandro Escudé






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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