Colin Mochrie tweeted a brilliant anagram of the name of our begrudged rump-in-chief the other day. There was inspiration. And percolation. And writing. It might not quite be a poem, but it’s today’s protest piece.
The Reality TV President
with apologies and thanks to Colin Mochrie
BBCAmerica and Faux News are proud to present a new, unscripted television series following the trials, tribulations, and traumas of a fish out of water, a New York Elite in a working class watering hole, a corrupt con man trying to outcon the controlling charlatans in an already corrupt game of grift.
Season 1 Episode titles include:
…and the Russian non-Involvement
…and the Bright Orange Effigy
…and the Second-Term Conundrum
…and the Ghost of Nixon and Emails Past
…and the Popular Vote and What it Means to Lose It
…and the Finer Points of Swamp Maintenance
…and the Alt-Right Way to build a Reich
…and the Nuclear Football Password
…and the Finely-Tuned Chaos Machine
…and the Gardner on the Golf Course
…and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Pentagram
…and the Itch that Grabs You by The Pussy
…and the Extra Security Inefficacy
…and the Snowflake Twitter Account
…and the Difference between Fake News & Alternative Facts
…and the Loyalty Trumpet that Plays Our Song
…and the deer in the headlights, horse of a different color, dog that don’t hunt, wrong monkey at the wrong circus, fish without a bicycle, shark-jumping, jail-baiting no good very bad presidency.
Premiering in January 2017; hoping for cancellation by March 2017.
© David Siller – 2017
For the first 100 days of the Trumpet administration, this blog will feature a new poem of protest, by my own hand and by others. They will be polished gems, or rough cut drafts of rage, or in process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered. If you would like to submit to this endeavor, please send an email, with poem saved as a word document (.docx) to waxyandpoetic AT gmail DOT com. All rights remain with the author.
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