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Friday, June 17, 2022


by Steven Kent

Source: American University

The Right is clearly now behind the curve;
The Far-Right calls them RINOs, I observe.
And then the Far-Far-Right jumps up to claim
The Far-Right is the Right only in name.

With speed the Far-Far-Far-Right makes a play 
To harvest voters come Election Day,
But wait! The Far-Far-Far-Far-Right gets rough,
Says Far-Far-Far-Right isn’t Right enough.

The Far-Far-Far-Far-Far-Right hopes it sticks
To label all the others heretics,
And on it goes.  How long?  I can’t divine,
Since no more Fars will fit into this line.

Steven Kent is the poetic alter ego of writer, musician, and Oxford comma enthusiast Kent Burnside. His work appears in Light, Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin, and OEDILF, among others.