Friday, July 8, 2011

Poem: Scissors Cut Newspaper

This poem originally appeared in Pemmican Press, and was written to criticize the policies of George W. Bush.




Scissors Cut Newspaper

stork beak
squawking in snips,
gabbing as shreds
form a nest below its

it deceives
with a peace sign,
two glinting fingers
that close with the grace
of long teeth—

extracting another organ
from the cadaver
of the newspaper,

dissecting politics
into nothingness,
stripping the economy
down to paper ribs,

laying a bite
across the smile
of the president,

as if the two deserved
each other’s kiss.


1 comment:

  1. Is it any wonder I watch Jesse Ventura films - and, blimey, I'm not even in America.