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Thursday, October 03, 2019


by Terese Coe

In each pathological deal
Freak is petulant, false, and unreal.
His extortion and murk
are what passes for work
while he tweets about copping a feel.

The bigot’s a twist and a troll
whose psychosis has taken a toll
on folks who can’t cope
with a chief misanthrope
traitor who's deep in a hole.

It's past time he gave up the ghost.
Every tweet still drives home that he’s toast:
a demon enraged,
it's time he was caged
and dropped 90 miles off the coast.

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, The Moth, New Walk Magazine, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, the TLS, The Stinging Fly, and many other publications and anthologies. Her collection Shot Silk was nominated for The Poets Prize of 2017.