Forwarding Address

Please clean out your desk and come with me
Because it’s time for you to leave, Mr. Trump.
With your squint and your pulsing gills, and your
Twitching tail curled under the desk.
We almost tripped over it yesterday.

Please sign right here. Your signatures

Certify your promise never to return.
Your coffee cup? Someone will retrieve it
From the break room and send it to you.
Please leave a forwarding address.
Security will see you to the curb.

Jason M. Thornberry is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University. His work has appeared in The Stranger, Adirondack Review, In Parentheses, ALAN Review, OC Weekly, URB Magazine, and elsewhere. His work examines disability and social justice. Jason previously taught literature and writing at Seattle Pacific University. He can be reached at: Read other articles by Jason.