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A Modern Arcadia

27 November 2016

South of Brooklyn
west of the Hudson
there’s a land packed
with pissed off men
and upright women
who don't like things
the way they are
in rust belt towns,
exurb villages,
red state, alt hate,
millions of Muslims are
marching on Michigan,
gay border hoppers  
hounding evangelicals,
feminists, ISIS,
a nation in crisis,
stop and frisk,
our guns at risk,
Benghazi strife,
right to life
in the land
of the free,
home of
the me,
I’m feeling pilloried,
blaming Hillary,
stuff’s got to change,
Donald’s deranged,
but at least he's white,
it will be all right.

Martin H. Levinson is the author of nine books and numerous articles, plays, and poems on various subjects, including The Levinson Report: Cutting Edge Satire for Geniuses Like You. He is a member of the Authors Guild, National Book Critics Circle, and the book review editor for  ETC: A Review of General Semantics. His website can be accessed at