June 9, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


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Alejandro Escudé




Over Our Heads

After remarks made by John McCain and other senators during the Senate Intelligence Committee Hearings



What I think I think it is



but you have to Mr. Comey, I’m asking you


and you then assume


that Hillary Clinton


is innocent while the President-elect


I mean (looks over at the rest of the panel)


you mean oh well


I just want the record to state


the state of your refusal


and you’re telling me


as wishy washy You know what I mean


and shall for the American people


as far as I can tell trees feel as well


and so you feel but I don’t care what you feel


what I’m asking is


the truth has to come out and were you aware at the time


if time tells and you didn’t feel it was right


to end that investigation and you ended that investigation


but I’m just pointing out the strangeness


in the strangeness of the outcome


for the American people and nobody doubts that, Mr. Comey


but you have to admit the Washington Post


I mean the article in it


and have you read it I’ve read it


and you read it we’ve all read it


at least in part I mean it’s a double standard


I feel that way too Admiral, sometimes


but I’m just confused here as I’m sure you are










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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