Militant Thistles

polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"

atos Poor Doors Sheriff Stars spikes

thistles stretch their prickly arms afar

Black Triangle bedroom tax Disrupt and Upset

Keith Moul

Ode to Mitch

 

 

Smells shuffle noxiously, not fusty

or rancid like local organics afloat

over the paper manufacturing plant,

but some process foreign, imported

stink from our native robber baron

returned now, to invest in our town

and vault America to new greatness.

 

Crowds assemble to attend the man,

greet him with nosegays swaddling

their noses, cackles convulsing their

voices, withering throats of gratitude.

 

Hold! He speaks: “Fellow citizens,

ladies and gentlemen, Republicans,

let us pray for our glorious leader

who has taught us as Americans how

we should act in our communities and

in the world! God bless Mr. Trump!”

 

“Mitch, what is that disgusting smell?”

Keith Moul’s poems and photos are published widely. Finishing Line Press released his chapbook, The Future as a Picnic Lunch, in November, 2015. Aldrich Press has published Naked Among Possibilities in August 2016; Finishing Line published Investment in Idolatry early in 2017. These poems are all from a new work about prairie life through U.S. history, including regional trials, character, and attachment to the land. n August, 2017, Aldrich Press released Not On Any Map, a collection of earlier poems. These poems are from a new work about prairie life through U.S. history, including regional trials, character, and attachment to the land.