Ponder Our Imbecilities by Jennifer Lagier

Camille is depressed, disillusioned.
Rations news consumption to less
than fifteen minutes a day.
Cannot bear to hear one more
idiotic conspiracy theory.

Has no patience with
screaming shock jocks
inciting violent hate crimes
against lesbians, transgendered, gays,
women, liberals, people of color.

If she has to watch another
bloated white man over 60
smirk, lie through his teeth,
she’ll fling something heavy
through her TV.

Jennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier/

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