Donald Trump deservers our scorn. He is very objectively not making American great, and the subjective “again” from his slogan is pretty conspicuously racist. So here are some scornful poems regarding Trump’s awful electoral college victory that ignored the very clear will of America’s voters.
Donald Trump’s biggest offense and crime
is simply that he is gaudy.
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The world is wildly racist
and I can only sway so many people
with so little time in the day.
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The fact that Donald Trump has paid attention to SNL every week
and tweeted about it with conspicuously upset feelings
but doesn’t read presidential briefings is _________ .
People like Donald Trump who cannot take a joke
and do not alter the behavior
that earns such satirizations are _________ __________ .
(adverb) (noun, pl.)
Donald Trump’s fake hair looks like a __________ __________ .
(adjective) (noun, pl.)
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The Trumpet Man is a great business man—
he turned his lower-middle-upper class inheritance
into a term as potus
with only a terrible personality.
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It Isn’t Liberals
The people who hate me most in life
hate me principally because I’m liberal
and I care about making the world better
and that I think it’s reasonable to tell a billionaire
fuck you you’re not hoarding any more wealth or work-value
part of it is my literary vocabulary
with which I frequently if not persuasively articulate the worthiness
of a rigorously public government
and another part is that I have an epic wife
which offends these usual patriarchic suspects most.
It bothers conservatives that I am liberal
and that I don’t fear other people
nor do I expect the worst from them,
and my friends are internationally displaced and post-college,
and I even know—gasp—millennial muslims who aren’t fundamentalists
which really messes with the nativism clingers’ circuitry:
all my friends deserve to live in America
they’re cool with ambition and passion and youth—
why would America turn its nose at their inevitable existential contributions?
that kind of attitude is how other countries stop caring about English
and stop basing the world economy upon the US Dollar—
which would be bad for (the) us!
It also bothers conservatives that I’m generous with my house
for parties with these global friends that go late into the night
stimulating our borderless consciousnesses
and inalienable faith that humanism is the best ism.
Conservatives are uncomfortable at them and us uncomfortable with them among us.
Conservatives can smell the liberal on me
and I don’t make sense to them
or correlate accordingly with their echo chamber idea of a “libtard”
and it kills them because I am chill af—
they just don’t get how I could possibly be happy sharing what I have
or risking an occasional getting-walked-over while practicing existential hospitality—
too many of their sentences
begin with the phrase “as a taxpayer…”.
kindness and courageous captain optimism, I promise, are contagious
and before long rigorously public, democratic, and multicultural government
Democrats have somehow been told by the punditry since the election
that they need to learn from and understand trump voters
but that makes no critical sense.
the consciousness of liberal politics in america
is urban, multicultural, diverse, and tolerant
while the consciousness of american conservatism
is rural, monocultural, white, and intolerant.
Which side of the duality needs to learn more about the other?
…It’s not liberals.
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The storm of election has calmed
and taken its wrathful energy to some other dimension—
the citizenry blinks in the aftermath:
it’s time for a new governmental scramble—
uh oh, the West is doing the dictatorship thing again!
We Americans are gullible and have been led to believe
we can become millionaires
if we just let the billionaires try to become trillionaires.
We have impulsively and ironically invited into life
our own misguided fears of tyranny via the public government
by voting for tyranny via oligarchy and private government—
and our Trumpian privateers will certainly fleece the government
and launder our taxes
just like the total republican-controlled governments previous:
the 20’s and the ‘aughts!
The trumpet man is a siren of fraud
a snake oil man who got famous spreading fake rumors about himself
and whose only intellectual talent is
mesmerizingly paying big stupid narcissistic gambling debts
with bigger stupider more narcissistic gambles,
and for a hidden reason our virtuous sun has allowed his wings to rise this high
ascending toward too-big-to-fail sociopathy
truly like a train with no brakes—
perhaps so he can fall from a greater height.
the only satisfaction or hope with which to endure
this four year civic and psychological trauma
is that if the Trumpet Man does as much damage to America’s soul
as I fear he is capable of
the newtonian slap on the ass will be an organized socialism
founded on Trump’s smallness as a little dictator.
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Hey, Electoral College Electors
should not be:
ends-justify-the-means kind of people
mentally and experientially unprepared
and literally disinterested…
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this is embarrassing.
Democracy is dying on our watch…