The New Bogossus (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Jun 2018 in Art, Poems

 

 

 

The New Bogossus

 

Not less of dash and balder—Mencken’s meme

Nor so dignified as Nixon’s “not a crook”

Yet gusts such that the phrase “retarding wind”

Seems sumoned forth midst rhetoric run amok

A mighty personality bestrides

The neo-conner’s erstwhile throne of reason

Mother of Jesus! the disenfranchised cry

Democracy’s sword devalued to a coupon

Such as sales team’s star performer’s swag

May yield, a fortune cookie, or psychic friend’s

Prediction, in a pithy wink or tag

“Give us your contributing lifetime members

Your vetted recruits referred by trusted sponsors

Women…er, ladies…who know their sex’s limits

Colorful and well-connected mobsters

Send these, the kind of folks we know, and please

We’d prefer an online graduate’s degree

 

 


The New Bogossus (poem)

The New Bogossus (poem)Check out Uncollected Poems page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(copyright 2017 Stephanie Foster)

 

 

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