By Allan Lake 

Crying baby at next table, bark-
ing dog after midnight, loud
disco beat just after dawn,
migraine, brain cancer.

Big-scream TV and I turn each
other on. There’s an abundance
of trumpery about, taking up
so much of now-muted screen.

Grand party drug progression:
a few laughs to a big fat habit.
I failed cold turkey, before
dem voters axed supply.

Imagine Him playing golf then
staring at His reflection in slimy
pond where balls are, listening
for mention of His plosive name.

Riches to rags documentary
as He is moved by the tide
from moral bankruptcy to
mere bankruptcy.


Published on December 7th, 2022




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