Monday, July 30, 2018


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“Men are dead, dead--and the malaise has set in
like fall-out. We no longer fear that the bombs will 
fall--we fear they might not.”--Walker Percy.

It would be
too kind
to identify
the state of America
as a “puzzling mess”;

that would be
like calling an abyss
a tiny hole.

We have trumpitis,
a fascist virus.
Many of us
scramble to find
a blessed cure.

God help us 

Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q61


brudberg said...

I fear that it's contagious... I fear election coming up in Europe with Steve Bannon swearing to spread the disease further.


I think he will.

I love this section:

"that would be
like calling an abyss
a tiny hole.

We have trumpitis,
a fascist virus."

tonispencer said...

One can only hope God will. I ignore trumpler as much as possible. The man is a buffoon

Kim M. Russell said...

Most people I know in the UK are puzzled at the mess on your side of the pond. It's hard to believe what has been happening over the last year.

Frank Hubeny said...

I like how this sounds with the words "mess", "abyss" and "trumpitis" tying it together.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

It is definitely a stressful situation and I hope and pray from the bottom of my heart that things get better. 💕

jo said...

I love this and completely agree with what you've written.

Sascha Darlington said...

Love the phrase: like calling an abyss, a tiny hole.

Alas, this chasm will take a long time to heal.

Dwight L. Roth said...

A puzzling mess indeed! said...

Aha! We did think along the same lines! Love the comparison of "like calling an abyss a tiny hole." Sadly, the man is anything but tiny -- having a worldwide effect, denigrating the tenets of democracy, sullying the role of the presidency. Unmitigated disaster - even that doesn't cut it.

Romana Iorga said...

Very timely... and painful to read because I had managed to forget reality for two whole minutes! The virus won't last forever, but it does change us. There is more anger and fear in the world now. Hopefully more courage, too.

Truedessa said...

This man is indeed puzzling and it scares me. He is a master of deception

Candy said...

Oh, yes - the worst kind of puzzle, indeed

Mish said...

What I will never understand is how anyone that has a working brain would still support him only because of their political party of choice. He is clearly unstable. As a Canadian it is hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of being identified by a political party. We change our minds freely and often here, usually voting for the person rather than the party. said...

An abyss to a tiny whole - perfect description of this insidious virus.