Humanity Test

Poetry

Jay Sizemore
Jul 23, 2020 · 1 min read
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Go back to the question,
you can ask me anything,
it’s a test of acuity,
remember this:
person, woman, man, camera, TV.

Mr. President, do you recall
the color of her eyes,
those thirteen year old eyes,
dull and drugged,
her hair tousled
on the high thread count silk,
what color was her hair?

Nothing is out of bounds,
they make up stories,
in the office of the presidency,
you have to be sharp,
get extra points
to shut these people up
in ten minutes,
person, woman, man, camera, TV.

I remember Ghislaine Maxwell,
met her many times,
she smelled like candy.

Mr. President, can you recount
the details
of the phone call
ordering Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide
like a Big Mac with extra fries?

I’m cognitively there,
none of it stuck,
it’s been twenty-five minutes,
can you remember it?
For me it was easy.
Person, woman, man, camera, TV.

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Provocative truth teller, author of 14 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.

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