Wednesday, 5 September 2018

President Non-Grata

President Non-Grata

They’re calling you President Non-Grata
we watch you pout and hiss and bare your teeth
a fake-tan version of the prisoner in Silence of the Lambs

It’s easy to see clearly without the fog of feeling
you know they can’t get at a man who doesn’t care
we know we won’t hurt a man with a reinforced screen of vanity

We can always incite your anger, though
knowing your last word will dissolve us in a pool of gall.

President Non-Grata President Non-Grata
We can keep you from weddings and funerals.
but you’ll carry on forging your own rites of passage.

© S. O. Fasrus

President non grata: Trump often unwelcome and unwilling to perform basic rituals of the office