Neu! Post-Truth Poetics DAY THIRTY-NINE – W.N.Herbert

It’s the End of the World as We Growed It (and Trump Feels Fine)

Bad shite all starts with a ‘landslide’,
snakes on planes and climate change –
Doctor Strangelove’s not afraid.

Eye of a humming drone,
listen to your morals groan.
Atlas shrugs his own shrug,
Muggins, be your own mug.
Feeding off a faux tweet,
lunk, no mensch. The
bladder starts to flutter
at a fear/flight clown fight.
Liar in a fire,
demonising seven states
It’s a government for hire
with a groundhog’s face.
Alt-right of reason
pouring in a slurry
Madame Curie’s furies loosed
at Biff’s dumb Beck.

Fact by fact reporters baffled,
Trumped, Bannoned, Spiced.
Look at that wall
saving… white males…
Uh oh, Mexicococopulation,
women groped but who’ll know?
Serve yourself, preserve yourself.
World exists to save your greed,
given that you can’t read,
Trumpo, with the Kremlin and the Klu Klux –
all the fright knights.
You misogynistic narcissistic tangerine embigged
and feelin pretty wigged!

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it.
It’s the end of the world as we growed it.
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it –
and Trump feels fine.

Three a.m.: tweeting hour
feel the love for Putin’s powers.
Fossil fuel, retool:
listen to the Donald drool.
Stepping up the victim-shamin,
Islam blamed, Old Glory wavin.
Every tantrum simulated,
every outrage calculated.
Melt an icecap, mighty satrap –
stand down! Stand down!
Each appeal quashed, Sasquatch.
Uh oh, this means full moon, Loup Garou,
gardyloo, Scoobie Doo!
Detournement, detournement:
a tourniquet on lies.
Offering confusions
wrapped up in superlatives
or else you’re fired.

It’s the end of the world as we growed it
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(for sixty million suckers)
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
we’ve had our time
(it’s time we had his billion bucks)
just pay the fine.

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had six billion bucks)
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
(It’s time we gave a single fuck)
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had his billion bucks)
and Trump feels fine.

The other night I dreamt of coasts.
Continental votes for ghosts.
Mountains stacking up like toast:
Kelly Anne Conman, Betsy Devorce,
Mad Dog Mattis and Killerson,
Priebus, Scruitt, Sessions and Perry mean doom!
You parasitic, hypocritic, slam dunk red necks, heck – feck!

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had six billion bucks)
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
(It’s time we gave a single fuck)
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had his billion bucks)
we’ve had our time.

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had six billion bucks)
just pay the fine.

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had his billion bucks)
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
(It’s time we gave a billion fucks)
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we had his billion bucks)
we’ve had our time.

It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we gave a billion fucks)
It’s the end of the world as we growed it
(It’s time we gave a billion fucks)
It’s the end of the world watch him blow it
(It’s time we gave a billion fucks)
and Trump feels fine…

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