Friday, 4 January 2019

Dumping on Trump

Trump owned the shutdown.
We owned plane tickets to Yosemite.

El Capitan was grand,
Bridalveil Fall sublime,

but the toilets were full,
no place to go

except the roadside or woods
so we went, wouldn't you?

Of course it's de rigueur
to dump on Trump,

but he wanted this shutdown.
How fitting it seemed then to see,

as we cruised El Portal Road,
so many park guests doing just that.

© Darrell Petska

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Darrell Petska is a Middleton, Wisconsin writer. You can find his published writings at

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