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Monday, 19 November 2018

Believe Me




The President said,
wait a minute,
was it the President
or Governor Brown?
He was there after all.
But no, the President I think…
that we need to rake
the immigrant problem
from the ground,
clear it all out from the floor
like they do in Finland.
That was Finland, right?
Oh shit - that was the whole
forest fire thing that
happened in Pleasure!
What a name, right?
Not so pleasurable now, is it?
No, not Pleasure?
Paradise?
Ok, Paradise!
Well, same thing.
Anyway, it won’t ever
happen again so,
whatever.
He’s knows
what he’s talking about.

© Lianne Kamp

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Lianne Kamp resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her poems and short stories appear in assorted print journals and on-line publications including: Poets Reading the News, Tuck Magazine, Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, Dime Show Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, and a number of Prolific Press anthologies. She writes poetry to make her world-view more panoramic by examining it more closely.

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