Trump Addresses the BS

Mike Ferguson’s most recent poetry collection is the sonnets chapbook Precarious Real [Maquette Press, 2016]. A retired English teacher, he taught creative writing to his students for 30 years and co-authored the education text Writing Workshops [Cambridge University Press, 2015].

Trump Addresses the BS*

Hi folks
I’m in front
of this
massive yard

the word

camped out
in this
big fake

a lot of love

very very love

one per cent
or zero which is
fake media news

this love is
putting America

first putting
very very important

in this


you have a lot
you here
might even be
crowd record-setting

we oughta
by the way
with a lot of people
lot of people

who the Boy
who the Boy Scouts
who the President
who the Trump
who the Cent
or Zero

to the


* President Trump addresses the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia, 24th July 2017. He began by saying who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?…….

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