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Monday, 24 December 2018

Putin On The Ritz: An American Farce

The walls are closing in on the American king,
Bring him his golf clubs and kiss his ring,
The Russian czar over caviar,
Putin on the ritz is his thing.

The job vexes him night and day,
The seventeen investigations here to stay,
Now Cohen is talking, Mattis is walking,
Let the Democratic House chips fall where they may.

The Shakespearean farce of it all,
From Lady Liberty to funding The Wall,
Though his idealism authoritarian, ready stables equestrian,
When Mueller and Pelosi come to call.

© James Schwartz

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James Schwartz is a poet, slam performer, writer and author of four poetry collections including "The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America" and most recently "Punatic" (Writing Knights Press). http://literaryparty.blogspot.com Twitter: @queeraspoetry

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