Tuesday, 28 February 2012


State-rape finally aroused me,
reminded me of Hitler’s surprise
when no one would buy the Jews of Hungary
he offered for sale to pay for armies.
North Carolina, Oklahoma, now Virginia
(and seven others) misread The Handmaid’s Tale.
Dystopia is not a model.
Remember Medea’s anger?
Going postal is a postage stamp.

©  L.S. Bassen

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L.S. Bassen won the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship; 2011; She is a Book Reviewer for  brooklyner.org, the rumpus.net, and press1, and has been a finalist for Flannery O’Connor Award.