in a moscow hotel room
shadow brokers partied

with stolen american
cyberweapons over the

they wanted public

the americans
drank everything

and partied through
the night


(originally published in Scarlet Leaf Review, Summer 2018)

The Appointment of the Special Counsel

out of nowhere there’s a razor-thin wire hope
smoke from the top of the mountain and
we small spectators watching those distant trees
burn chatter among ourselves that finally there’s
a chance to reveal the truth about the source of smoke
and to be honest we’re terrified if there isn’t
a fire because we see it and wonder what else
is covered up because it’s there all around us in the air


(originally published in Rabid Oak, Spring 2018)