Atlantic City


Dirty seagulls glide by us

as this train enters the swamp heart

of a city built upon a collapsing island.

The city of Donald Trump

abandoned by Donald Trump

who crashed this kingdom

in order to swindle the gilded reins

of our Empire out of the fat-pocketed

politicians he controlled.

I sit in this public transport

and stare at the fake silver skyline

of empty skyscrapers masking

the natural abyss beyond,

sharing a train car

with cokehead gamblers

and undernourished workers.

All overshadowed

by fat pink men

all blotchy faced

with Trump ballots

on their minds

and DUI history

scrawled across eyes.

I sit and stare.

Sit and stare

at the swamp and the city.

Do we deserve this?

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