Just Folks

O finally admitted
we’d tortured some
“folks” a while back.

He actually called
victims of torture
‘folks’ as in, we

moseyed on down
to the ice cream
store where we met

a bunch of folks
from out of town
or as in those folks

out in Nebraska sure
do love their football.
Or as in most folks

I know think O is
a lying lackey of war
profiteers and Wall

Street thugs like those
other good folks you
all know, the Clintons.

Paul Lojeski's poetry has appeared in journals and online. He’s also the author of the satiric novel, The Reverend Jimmy Pup. He lives with his wife and daughter in Port Jefferson, NY. Read other articles by Paul.