Category Archives: Works: Fiction

The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 6

June 2017 I June is upon us, and we’re six months in. Each day brings more alarm and consternation. Each month I find it harder to begin My task without dread and exasperation. Yet, pace Dowd, De Sade, and James Baldwin, … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 5

May 2017 Prelude—A Villanelle against the Villain Let fly the flags; resistance songs upraise; As one, chant slogans and hope reignite: For we have made it through a hundred days. We were convinced that he would set ablaze The Constitution, and … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 4

April 2017 I I’m cogitating on this, when appears Before me a familiar compound ghost. The wry smile, weary mien beyond his years, And fierce disgust bear witness to a host Of agonies imposed upon his peers— Of murder, beatings—which would break the most … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 3

March 2017 (Inspired in part by Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column of February 18, 2017.) I In epics, usually at their very heart, The plot stops and the hero, marked by fate, Encounters a Parnassian whose art The poet thinks … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 2

February 2017 I Where are the songs of Spring? (That’s a good question.) When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush. The darling bud’s not even a suggestion The lark ascending but a darkling thrush. The smell of fear’s … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 1

January 2017 I In olden days, a writer with pretension To voice his people’s hopes in anathemata, Would make a case for being in contention By laying down an ode or smooth pentameter, Before composing something with dimension For fear … Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus: An Analysis

I’ve posted another short story on Wattpad, this one almost entirely lighthearted. It was my immediate response to learning the premise of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. “I can only imagine,” I said to myself, and “Habeas Corpus” was the result of … Continue reading

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