First published on the Synaptic Graffiti Collective website
also published in New Community Quarterly Vol.3 No.1 p.37.
I heard George Bush’s “State of the Nation.”
It filled my heart with agitation.
I know he’s dyslexic, I know he dissembles
I can think of some things he closely resembles.
He said he’s spreading democracy
Guantanamo Bay, Fallujah, Abu Ghraib?
Could he mean he’s shedding democracy ?
May be he means he’s spreading autocracy.
The only place he’s spreading democracy
is under the tracks of Abraham tanks.
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