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Saturday, May 07, 2016


by Daniel Galef

Caricatures by DonkeyHotey

Sep. 11, 2015
Seventeen Republicans:
What a sorry scene!
And then there were sixteen.

Sep. 21, 2015
Sixteen Republicans
Vying for King or Queen.
And then there were fifteen.

Nov. 17, 2015
Fifteen Republicans
On your TV screen.
And then there were fourteen.

Dec. 21, 2015
Fourteen Republicans
Shelling out the green.
And then there were thirteen.

Dec. 29, 2015
Thirteen Republicans,
With too much dirt to delve.
And then there were twelve.

Feb. 1, 2016
Twelve Republicans
(Though I can’t remember seven).
And then there were eleven.

Feb. 3, 2016
Eleven Republicans,
Most old, most white, most men.
And then there were ten.

Feb. 3, 2016
Ten Republicans
Sat down to wine and dine.
And then there were nine.

Feb. 10, 2016
Nine Republicans,
Scrapping in debate.
And then there were eight.

Feb. 10, 2016
Eight Republicans
In a hater’s heaven.
And then there were seven.

Feb. 12, 2016
Seven Republicans,
Nobody’s top picks.
And then there were six.

Feb. 20, 2016
Six Republicans,
Fighting for their lives.
And then there were five.

Mar. 4, 2016
Five Republicans
Where once stood a dozen more.
And then there were four.

Mar. 15, 2016
Four Republicans
(And none of them for me).
And then there were three.

May 3, 2016
Three Republicans:
So very, very few!
And then there were two.

May 4, 2016
Two Republicans,
Leaving one Republican,
Of sanity bereft.

One Republican
Dragging us to Hell.
One “Republican.”
O, God.
Oh, well.

Daniel Galef has published poetry in Light Quarterly, Lighten Up Online, the Snakeskin Poetry Webzine, Child of Words, and Word Ways. He tweets sometimes, too, so would it kill you to follow him?