One poem

Matthew Mutiva

America is great again so
You won’t have to replace “dawn’s early light”
with screw-in halogens that screw up in congress
we will repeal and replace the colorblindness mode
with whitening agents that will attack underlying problems
that cause irritation and bring decay into this country
just like the olden days when we rode in on horseback,
performing roundups on the western frontier
The American Dream is no longer a dream deferred
it is a dream come true
Stop soul searching for a third party and looking into crystal balls
we have other fortune telling objects
other media contain meaningful information
America is now dripping in gold
surrounded by pictures of itself
doing successful things
that have been hugely successful
It will be the hugest vastly
jumbo mega ultra bulky
colossal whale of a super husky
largest lumping multistory business tycoon
that will grab today by the pussy
giving it a firm handshake
this translation of carpe diem
will be championed
It now represents our values
like speaking English if you are Muslim,
transgender, or disabled you will be unfriended
for saying your life matters on social media
you won’t have to post statuses saying
“My vote is in a better place”
I’m sorry it’s not,
but it will be truly missed
It was worth your everlasting love
for democracy
You’ll have to find some other way

of reassuring yourself

 

One poem