24 January 1999


Break off the president's head
Put your mouth to the stalk of his neck
And slide your tongue in
Find there a terrible sweetness
Break the president's legs
Off at the knees
And pick clean the bones
Suck out the salty marrow
Peel back the President's skin
See the President's slippery heart beating
Between his lungs
Accuse it of lying
Put your hand on the President's hand
Press the President's fingertips in ink
Push them onto soft paper
Feel the ink ooze between your fingers and his
Put the President's penis in your mouth
Perform DNA testing
Put your ear to the President's chest
Hear there the whistling of his breath
As he picks up the phone
And orders more air strikes

Newspoetry at Spineless Books