Trump towers, Bush flowers

(It would not be the first time…)

Fearsome rabidity
fights suspect frigidity
in general genital
Once there was an actor,
once there was a spy,
duplicity incarnate
to mendacity wed.
Joined in pretense
Real estate speculations,
fascist banking relations,
senility bipartisan
verility displaced.

Fantasy cowboys
fresh sodomy from Yale
remakes in Death Valley,
not Contras in jail.
But even the somber
no longer remember
regurgitation rancid
all past Novembers.

Now a fantasy builder
white voters excites
worrying mainline partisans
with incorporate fright.

New York illuminates
phallic parasites
by night.
Florida fashions
dynastic vermin

Wondrous ways
for stupidity refined
Next November’s rapidity
with presidential vapidity
A Bush with a Trump
may well empire define.
Were there but a finish,
amidst final decline?

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..