“How To Be Eloquent” by Sergio Ortiz
ISSUE 5: Poets In Unity - Responses to the Election of Donald Trump / POETRY

“How To Be Eloquent” by Sergio Ortiz

I had to

come into a lighter shade of café au lait
from my father’s side
be designated the boy

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“Cutting Donald Trump’s Hair” by Robert Walicki
ISSUE 5: Poets In Unity - Responses to the Election of Donald Trump / POETRY

“Cutting Donald Trump’s Hair” by Robert Walicki

It’s because your truck needs to be inspected,
and he is the mechanic.
Because the grainy TV is playing
The Day The Earth Stood Still, while you wait

to be told when he’s done, how much this will cost,
because your job is to sit there and watch this greasy kid
twist wrenches, talk hunting, gloat about Trump.

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“Give not dying in a nuclear apocalypse a chance” by Matt Sedillo
ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP / ESSAYS / ISSUE 5: Poets In Unity - Responses to the Election of Donald Trump

“Give not dying in a nuclear apocalypse a chance” by Matt Sedillo

With the legal defeat of Hillary Clinton Obliterator of Nations conspiracies abound have flooded the internet about fake news and the possible Russian connection. During the campaigns of 2016 scores of websites which essentially amount to digital versions of the National Inquirer circulated the internet. These websites trafficked in fake articles designed to sway the election this much is true, but this is fitting for a fake election.

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