No Courage There by Jennifer Lagier

Camille savors the vision
of prominent Republicans
contradicting The Donald
when confronted
by news anchors
on network TV.

Politicians attempt to backpedal
the would-be Groper in Chief
as he vehemently insists
the election is rigged,
denies brutish behavior
captured on video,
calls women nasty, fat pigs.

One by one, die-hard supporters
piously voice disapproval
of sexual harassment, assault.
They hide behind “decency”
but fail to pull their endorsements.

Jennifer Lagier has published twelve books and in literary magazines, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press). Forthcoming chapbook:, Camille Abroad (FutureCycle). Website:

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