Supreme Brett

If he were not a sexual miscreant
He would still be a misogynist.

If he were not a misogynist
He would still be a boozer.

If he were not a boozer
He would still be a perjurer.

If he were not a perjurer
He would still be a bully.

If he were not a bully
He would still be a smug elitist.

If he were not a smug elitist
He would still be a rabid ideologue.

If he were not a rabid ideologue
He would still be a conniving party hack.

And if he were none of these
He would not be Brett.

Buff Whitman-Bradley's poems have appeared in many print and online journals. His most recent books are To Get Our Bearings in this Wheeling World, and Cancer Cantata. With his wife Cynthia, he produced the award-winning documentary film "Outside In," and with the MIRC film collective, made the film "Por Que Venimos." His interviews with soldiers refusing to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan were made into the book "About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War." He lives in northern California. Read other articles by Buff.