“knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway”

A Villanelle

Oh, little black boy, don’t you know

You’re just another casualty carelessly whispered

Eventually Trump will reap what he has sowed


Your mother gave you life, she watched you grow

The woman, your wife, nameless, Trump kind of figured

Oh little black boy, don’t you know


The irony of your fallen comrades, in wars foxhole

Named Sgt. Black, Johnson and Wright, all things considered

Eventually Trump will reap what he has sowed


Trump will never respect you, he’ll never kowtow

Narcissists are never required to look inward

Oh little black boy, don’t you know


This imagery, this cast of characters makes an interesting tableau

This commander in chief, callous and cruel, warp and twisted

Eventually Trump will reap what he has sowed


History has been made, you’ll be denied your afterglow

Your loved ones cry out, sorrowfully embittered

Oh little black boy, don’t you know

Eventually Trump will reap what he has sowed