Parlor Tricks
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Parlor Tricks

If Only We Could Erase the Evidence

A poem

how convenient it must be
to have the power of the great
then magically poof!
now you see it
now it was never there
proof of historic statements
stately claims that stir masses — mad
into the slush of
icy piss and
oncoming traffic
5th Avenue on New Year’s Day
we need a better movement
a bigger mandate
for the one who gets paid
midnight glances behind
writing code to…



The political arena is a farce. You either choose to laugh at it, or you have to go mad. Parlor Tricks chooses to laugh. If we can’t get rid of fake news and propaganda, might as well make a mockery of it. Parlor Tricks publishes political and media satire on Medium.

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.