PRIMARILY AMERICAN

by Jnana Hodson

during the primary, a long-distance caller
asked what state New Hampshire’s in
I nearly replied, “a state of confusion”

look, most conservatives lack an easy
sense of humor . whether that’s the cause
or effect is undetermined

in person, the TV evangelist running for president
had a sooty aura, reeking of sin
Heaven help us! All the same, did

~*~

along the bank
who’d then be running
there’s no telling where you’ll be bit

technician
working two jobs and
toward a degree

just about wrapping up those chores and
getting very hungry
while the beer, of course, is another matter

~*~

I remember once seeing that
in more ways than one, everybody up here’s
Scots, Irish, or French-Canadian

Borderlands
excepting the pig-eyed
governor, sinisterly smiling

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