11.13.2017

Just Another Day in America, 2017

A politician
is found to be a pedophile,
raping children
as young as fourteen years,
and he is not condemned.
In fact, he continues
his campaign for public office
and might well win,
despite
or because of
these allegations.

A company
that sells coffeemakers
pulls its advertising
from a program in which
the interviewer is sympathetic
to the pedophile politician.
Supporters
throw their coffeemakers
to the ground in protest.
Their coffeemakers!
In support of a pedophile!

These are convoluted times.
It occurs to me
maybe we should follow suit
and take up machines
in resistance.
Coffeemakers and blenders,
electric drills, blow dryers,
backhoes, wood chippers
all pressed into service.
Chainsaws!
We’ll need a lot of chainsaws.

#13 of 30 Poems in November to benefit the Center for New Americans. Today’s theme is CHAINSAWS.

14 comments:

  1. Good Lord, it gets curiouser and curiouser, people seem to be under a weird spell. I had not heard of the coffeemaker protest. Sigh. We are in such deep doodoo.

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  2. These are indeed convoluted times.. sigh.. powerfully written.

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  3. We have entered a time WARP yes indeed. Sad days indeed

    Muchđź’–love

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  4. I don't understand the kind of blind, rabid partisanship that produces this kind of moral sickness. And those same folks--including Moore himself--are forever fond of lecturing everybody else about their supposed Christian values. It all makes me puke. I read on FB that victims of the Las Vegas shooting were being harassed by RWNJ's who believed the whole thing was staged somehow. Wtf?

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    1. Those "false flag" adherents about Las Vegas, Pulse nightclub, Sandy Hook and the rest... I can't even. Argh

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  5. Tell it! Boycott coffee makers to support a pedophile. We couldn't make this stuff up.

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  6. Yeah, chainsaws and wood chippers would be quite handy

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  7. It just gets better and better, every day in every way.

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  8. topical and exactly correct

    in the old days all we had were torches and pitchforks

    chain saws indeed

    namaste
    JzB

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  9. And Russia dances with every hashtag idiocy the faithful buy. It is disgusting they will hang with party even if it is a pedophile running the show.

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  10. And hammers. They might need a lot of handling, but I'm bringing the hammer. Now, where did I leave that chainsaw?

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  11. Don’t know the back story..but kitchen machines in protest is quite an idea!!

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  12. I have a defunct vacuum cleaner I can contribute to the cause.

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  13. Just another day in the Fall of the Eagle, shot from the sky by a wealthy big game hunter who's gonna make a killing on that tax cut. Such are the times.

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