Impeachable Boss Tweet

in the swamp, downstream
not far from the White
Supreme Court and Capitalist Hill,
Boss Tweet sings in the
War House’s Offal Office

“Impeach me—
my weak, impeachable DEMS—
Impeach me—
Nancys, Stenys, Chucks and Jims…

Just one charge from you
brings out the bipartisan in ME—
That ol’ ‘save the system at all
cost’ and deal-artisan in WE!

I’ve profited from the many, many
Wars waged with YOU—
Sanctions, regime change, stock in
OUR monthly coup…

Don’t be a ratty partner—
Work with Boss Tweet—
work with me, you fools

Let’s keep making the
Law by breaking the
Law and rewriting the rules…”

• Inspired by the great Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You”

Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.