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.

Jen-2016
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: http://jlagier.net
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