Thursday, June 8, 2017



it might be stating the obvious
or is a code word…to a russian spy
maybe it’s that moment in the day
where you realize that your country
is being run into the dirt by a madman
and that the house and senate
are controlled by a domestic terrorist organization
who’ll screw over the poor for a one dollar bet
as they lick the dirty boot heels of the 1%
a covfefe is a tit suckle on wall street
in french it means a broken promise
in german it might mean the moment where you realize
shit…we’re truly alone in this
according to the weather channel
the first hurricane of this season is going to be named covfefe
in january winter storm covfefe is going to dump sixteen inches on boston
the day after some record breaking warmth touches the region
on the bus last night some dude told me
covfefe means make america great again
he said it like the word was going out of style
he shouted it at some muslim chick who was just trying
to get home from her shitty job
down south to covfefe means
to drive two hundred miles out of your way for an abortion
it means a weak and ineffective labor union
on covfefe day…which happens on the first day of summer, of course
it’s tradition to hang your flags
so that your neighbors can see how patriotic you are
some doctors think that covfefe
is the latin word for collective amnesia
personally, i asked the people who make the OED
to weigh in on this
i still haven’t heard back from them
but i have my own suspicions about the word
at times i think the word means to take our collective rage
and throw it back into the trivial and amusing abyss
or covfefe might mean to gaze absent-headed at a pointless spectacle
it means that we no longer care
about the integrity of the office of president
or our respect globally
a few months from now covfefe could mean
the end of america as you and i know it
all the same….i hope it was worth the laugh.

--John Grochalski

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