Vote for Pedro

Vote for Pedro



I start to think

that the tee-shirt was right.

I bite in the sense that I pursue

someone else’s notion.

I party naked and vote

for Pedro.

Maybe what this election needs

is a little guy,

a matter-of-fact libertine whose escapades

tap into the repressed desires

of the electorate.

Another bellybutton has its say.

I make America great

by having a cow again.

A million Elvis fans

at a million steakhouses

could be wrong

when they only bring the children

back this lousy souvenir,

this lousy afterthought.

Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit and Cream City Review.


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