Today's poem is by Jen Karetnick

The President of People Fooling Themselves

Forcing a bow tie on a bankrupt foundation,
he made to armor the Art Deco dawn

with Elvis and a famous dead manatee,
but surging cut glass like a storm of accidents

scrambled the coastline, a city-by-city
forecast of litter and stench, seawalls

and sewage, until he agreed the undertaking
was little more than a series of beginnings:

raw, futile and human.

Copyright © 2016 Jen Karetnick All rights reserved
from The Treasures That Prevail
Whitepoint Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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