"The Fat-Shaming Polka" up at Love's Executive Order

Love's Executive Order is an awesome project curated by the wonderful poet, Matthew Lippman. "January 2017: Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of The United States of America. This site is dedicated to posting one poem a week that is directly related to the presidency of Donald Trump. A protest. A commentary. A running rumination on this part of our American story. This site will be terminated when Donald Trump is no longer President of the United States of America."

Here's the poem. I got the idea for it listening to Frankie Yankovich's "Too Fat Polka."

It's been set to actual music for talking piano by the colossal Kerrith Livengood, who has set many of my poems to music that's just as crazy as the poems. These are her drawings.

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 10.05.32 AM.png
I mean, just look at that raccoon.

I mean, just look at that raccoon.