The state of Jefferson (Backroad bumpersticker remix)

               Nobody told them
      all of the republicans
               and democrats
                                                  were dead

how were they to know
                                                  they’d been split
right down the middle
                                                  by goo

I remember this last time
         the archetypes of hope
     the distraction and resolution
already decided

what else is there to say
                 once you see it
                                  there it
                                is

                                no one wins
who plays this game
                           spray it down
with hypochlorite

      it’s no wonder
            some go mad
                                                       aren’t you
I know I am

     it was as simple as
                      whoever controls the plaintext
                         voting machines
                 controls history itself

                we got to see this happen
        you and I
                behind the scenes
                               when no one was awake

she’ll be the first
                                            to press her silver
                  squidbutton
                                              on an oval stage

                99 flowers
                                                            hanging
          in rows
                                 from the walls

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11 thoughts on “The state of Jefferson (Backroad bumpersticker remix)

    1. pseudonymous Post author

      The laptop my manuscript is on went haywire somewhere down the road and now I’m so remote-preoccupied I can never remember to get it fixed. Perhaps this year I can finish what I started fourteen years ago.

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  1. tmezpoetry

    Of course you can publish, you have the talent for it. But even more than that, you take a poem (such as this one) like it’s a lover and nurture it, love it, and converse with it right before our eyes 🙂

    Reply

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