for the next eight years, punishable by hanging. Wall Street
CEOs impersonate priests in order to rob the peasantry, who
are given red hats in exchange for their food stamps.
Salvador Dali paints Trump’s portrait. Trump’s face
is hard to make out, blending in as it does with the orange
color wall in the Oval Office. Clocks melt behind him and run
only backwards. Outside
at a press conference, men dressed in clown suits
ride unicycles while juggling golf balls. Some of the golf balls
fly off, knocking out reporters who ask impertinent questions.
The reporters are officially declared to be “collateral damage”
in the war on fake news.
Tired of sitting for his portrait, Trump raises Marilyn
Monroe from the dead, rushes a bill through Congress making
polygamy legal and takes her as his second wife.
Melania, bored with her anti-bullying campaign, offers
workshops on comportment to high school girls. Those scoring
in the top 1 percent will advance to apprenticeships as Handmaids.
Over-stimulated by THE BEST SEX EVER IN HISTORY
with Marilyn, Trump consumes all of the bandwidth in the Twitter
universe. The tweets normally carried by small blue birds are
delivered –in repeating refrains—by pterodactyls wearing
long red ties. Citizens flee for underground shelters to escape
the unusual amount of excrement falling from the sky, and begin
© Debbie Hall
Debbie Hall is a psychologist and writer whose poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals. She is the author of the poetry collection, "What Light I Have" (2017, Main Street Rag Books).