DONALD TRUMP VISITS 60 CORNELIA AVE By Kate Foley

DONALD TRUMP VISITS 60 CORNELIA AVE

after Julia Gaskill

& he expected it would be snowing
& the flakes fall inside & i don’t know

how to change this & he is all
the monsters hiding in my closet

that my momma stopped checking for
b/c she thinks i’m Too Old For That &

i don’t know how to change this
b/c my feet don’t fit grown-up shoes

but his shoes are pointed at the tips & my
daddy says i’m throwing a Tantrum &

i don’t think they’re angry enough
& i am raging in these infant clothes

b/c donald trump teases me about
my pokemon cards
our plastic tablecloth
grandpa’s bald head
all the prescriptions
brother’s drooling
the growth chart
& i know exactly how to change
this b/c i am growing all the time

& i will leave my cradle on the unwelcome
mat at the white house’s front step

& i will not share my toys with his children
& i will not read them my favourite books

& i will drive myself to daycare

& anger before empowerment
& wrath even when love
& my childhood is temper
& he still says, better you than me.

By Kate Foley

Biography:

Kate Foley is a poet based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in Voicemail Poems, The Legendary, Words Dance, and more. The Bird Hours, her debut collection, was published by Where Are You Press in May 2017. She is passionate about dogs, helping others, and healing.

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