Swell

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said, contradicting all available data. ~ CNN News, 21 January 2017

Over how many
islands

are you king?
This is a joke,

so don’t try
too earnestly

to answer.
However, today,

thousands upon
hundreds of thousands

of women marched
in cities around

the world—
On the grass,

through the mall,
over bridges,

on freeways,
passing laundromats

& bakeries,
cafes, clinics,

corner tiendas
where other men

& women worked
and served so we

could walk,
bearing signs

like Hate
Won’t Make Us

Great & Who
Run the World?

& Equality
is for Everyone.

Where we stood
by the pillars

of the museum,
we could see

the copper glint
of a drone’s

hovering body,
taking aerial

photographs &
counting,

counting. One
answer

to the joke:
It depends

on whether it is low
tide or high tide.

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