September 25, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Alejandro Escudé







the funhouse mirrors of society


show viewpoints that warp truth


so that one just stands there lost


the mirrors tell us he can’t say that


after he said it the mirrors tell us


she can’t do that after she’s done it


these are the mirrors that show us


nuclear war is on the brink while


the war has already passed or


that the war is a last resort while


it’s a certainty there are mirrors


that don’t show anything at all


a swirling cloud like in cartoons


before the witch’s face appears


to reveal prophesy but there’s no


revelation only another ad for a


stance one can’t prove or disprove


then a blinding light that ends it






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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