In the Dust, by Jennifer Lagier

As the Orange Dotard
and Little Rocket Man
posture for cameras,
a threatened world quivers.

Neither has any intention
of delivering more
than instant, superficial
media gratification.

Former allies are denigrated,
demonized, ridiculed
for principled diplomacy
mistaken for weakness.

A new world order
is formed by the antics
of two nuclear-armed
egomaniac toddlers.

 ..

Jennifer Lagier has published fourteen books, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press), Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Camille Mobilizes (Dec. 2018), (FutureCycle Press, 2018). jlagier.net

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