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Jordan Davis

Three poems:

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Poems About Me

The poems I like
Tend to be about me.
They speak to my
Condition of being
Who I am, and how
I got to be this way.
Sometimes they’re
Funny, but other
Times I could do
With a little more
Flattery. But after
All, it ought to be
Flattery enough
That the poems
Are about me,
Right? I suppose
I ought to ease up
A little, but it’s
So difficult when
I can’t get
Constant adulation
Beaming at me,
Keeping the lasers
From shooting
Out of me at
Innocent street
Lights. Bad
Lasers! No more
Oak bark
For your puckering
Flange until
You learn
How to be good
So that I don’t need
To crush
The thousands
Running around
Screaming in front
Of the blue screen.

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What I didn’t know when I put on my Tims
Was the groundhog was hiding from his creditors

All it took for that farmer to sell me on his zucchini bread
Was to exclaim in a stage voice how damn good it was

So I got out into this public space
Where I had no choice but to articulate

My varying resistance and acquiescence
To the alleged facts and context

As presented by an unseen voiceover
Whom I gathered wasn’t going to be my friend

My beautiful land
Exploited endlessly
For establishing shots
Nobody saying two words
About the ritual slaying

The Republican headquarters
Next door to the $0.99 store

So what! is what politics
Wants us to grow into

It wants to protect us
From an even greater false feeling

Jordan Davis is the author of the book Million Poems Journal I and II, and hosts a poetry/music talk show with a similar name. He is an editor, critic, and blogger (The Hat, Constant Critic, and Equanimity, respectively).

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