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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

curated: Vogon poetry to honor Donald Trump


And this from the poet himself, Joseph Charles MacKenzie, elucidating on his epic, is magnificent:

Already we have that Scottish rhythm and, indeed, the whole decor of Sir Walter Scott’s world. I greatly appreciate that you were able to find a certain levity in my poem, as my themes are the very opposite of light. Indeed, I aimed for a poem that would be “souriant” as opposed to grave, even if my content reflects the troubles into which our nation has descended of late. The structure is actually quite complex, so I wanted the reader not to get lost in the depths, but rather enjoy the apparent seamlessness of the whole. So no apologies necessary as your smile is just exactly what I had hoped to achieve. We Americans need a bit of relief from our woes and divisions, so a bit of levity is something we can all of us appreciate at this time. Past inaugural poems have been pretentiously serious and stiff, even bureaucratic and, because modernist, utterly boring.

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  • Dent

    “Thy micturations are to me
    As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.”

  • LaSargenta

    Someone just got on this bus wearing a MAGA hat. I am in NYC. I find it hard to believe that anyone in this city (except for people from Staten Island and Howard Beach) would wear that without irony. But, I am hesitant to ask him.

    He is sitting near me tho’…

  • Owen1120

    True friend of the migrant from both far and near,

    He welcomes the worthy, but guards our frontier,

    Lest a murderous horde, for whom hell is the norm,

    Should threaten our lives and our nation deform.

    The old timey writing disguises how horrifying this is.

  • Bluejay

    “For the final touch to our brew tonight,
    A pristine virgin in a gown of white.
    Evil bringeth here our plea,
    She’s as pure as she can be.
    White and clean as driven snow —
    From Orange County, here we go!”
    — P.A.G.A.N. leader, in Dragnet

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