Moon Magnolia Morning

 

The moon’s a bone cloud
In a cloudless morning sky
Chill air—branches bare
Magnolia buds opening
Only they know it is spring

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Fuck First

Love starts with a fuck
Either real or imagined
Eros or zero
Chance–and more often than not
A fuck’s just a fuck–oh well

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President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition

There once was a Turk Recep Tayyip,
Whose bunghole would take only the tip,
Butt-plugged President,
On the mat getting bent,
Relax your ass and your censorship.

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Depth charge: This is a version of my entry in The Spectator’s “President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition. “

The editor says entries that should be filthy and defamatory, and he has expressed a preference for the Limerick form.  Submit your entries by email to theeditor@spectator.co.uk with a subject line of “President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition” before June 23. There is a £1000 prize.

The newspaper launched the contest in response to the German government’s decision to criminally prosecute a German comedian, Jan Böhmermann, for a tv appearance in which he read a poem satirizing Turkey’s dictatorial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  You heard that right!  The German government is censoring and prosecuting a German comedian for satirizing a foreign tyrant who has persecuted journalists and undermined Turkey’s secular state, all the while building himself a palace to live in.

 

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The Simple Trick

Learn the simple trick
Of always being amused
By stupidity
And you will be guaranteed
Laughter right up to the grave

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The Fucking Side of Me

If you’re hung and hairy, so tough and sweet,
Then you’re the kind of man I want to meet,
If you wanna turn it loose, set it free,
You’re walking on the fucking side of me.

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(Fragment of a song for Merle Haggard)