haikai no renga – composite facts and fantasy

I saw them today,
still photos of his new ad,
a shotgun in hand,
Cruz’ face smeared with black greasepaint,
the camera catching him
crouching in the duck blind –
a wuss trying to look macho.
Then come five Canada geese
assaulting the blind, wrestling the shotgun
from Cruz’ manicured hands,
pushing him into the mud.
As they fly off in the dawn light,
faint honking is heard
having dropped a dry maple leaf
on the candidate’s chest…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016


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