National Insecurity 2020

(based on “National Insecurity” by Tomas Tranströmer)

The Notorious Supreme leans forward and points a finger
and her starched stiff collar hints a warning hiss.

As a slave-making ant captures its prey
so, the devil connects with a cackling jackal laugh.

A suit worn by no one stands in place.
To keep fleas out of the turtle tank, swoosh the water.

Published in La Presa Issue 11, Spring 2021