Lawrence Beck Poems
How The Clintons And The Bushes And Millions Of Stupid People Begat Trump
They've failed us. We're aware of that.
Those folks with splendid pedigrees
Who reassured us they knew best
In fact were either clueless or beholden
To the ones who had their ears and
Paid their bills, and, thus, we always
Are at war. We can't afford to feed
The poor or pave the roads around
Our houses. All the places where we
Worked have closed, and what we
Used to make is sold to us from overseas.
The ones who own the capital grow ever
Richer. We grow poor. We see now
How our leaders failed us, but that's
All that we can see, and, in our anger,...
I stood on the deck of the ship
As it pushed through the ice
At Bothnia's northern end.
It wasn't so cold as I thought
It would be, but why had I come?
I must have had reasons.
The bay, I was told, is polluted,
But, covered in white, in ice,
In the cold and the sun, it