Almanac Poetry: In the Heartland

 

In the Heartland

 

Somewhere in Iowa,
during the ’92 American
presidential campaign,
then-President George Bush Senior
was mooned by a family of five
as he chugged by on his train
full of organizers, media and hangers-on.
Yes, five bare arses
of various sizes
gave him an opinion
of his performance over the past four years.
A couple of days later,
still on his whistle-stop tour,
a journalist asked him, late in the evening,
‘How was your day today,
Mr. President?’
George Bush laughed and shook his head.
‘Well, Roger, it musta been OK,’ he joked.
‘I only got mooned once!’

 

 

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, was published in late 2020 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.

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