Whoppers of Boss Tweet…

A thief
a thug
Clown in a rug
A tweet
A lie
a cheat—
Embellish, embroider:
a lying disorder…

A myth
a fable
a bit unstable
Flimflam, claptrap
bunkum—bull crap!
An empty wagon
a puffed up dragon…

A whopper
a fib
You peeped
from your crib!
A sham
a fake
a major ‘mistake—’
Pathological lying
false-flag flying…

A grope
a trope
Bad jokes
A grope of the crotch—
another ‘man notch’
where they debauch
over water and scotch…

A trumped up story—
cock-and-bull glory
A foot in the mouth
for strategy south

Pie in the sky—
a barefaced lie
A pig in disguise
fooling some eyes…
Playing fast and loose
with Jim Jones Juice
A masquerade—
a Nazi parade
A fake ‘great nation’
same plantation

A bug in the hall
a fly on the wall
A great big whale
an ongoing tale
A parade in July
another big lie
A wink of an eye—
enough outcry?

A thief
a thug
Clown in a rug
A tweet
A lie
a cheat—
Time for feet
in the street
…street heat!!

Poet’s note: Inspired by the great Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Waters of March”

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.