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Civilian Pseudo Mafia’s Proto Lineage

Cohn was Joseph McCarthy’s lawyer,
before Roy advised Richard Nixon,
and, oy, how did those work out?

Cohen was then supposed to be Trump’s own,
but Michael’s in prison so Rudy Giuliani’s
as close as our President can get.

Another Rudi (RIP MIT’s Rüdiger Dornbusch)
observed, "Crises take longer to arrive
than one can possibly imagine, BUT

when they do come, they happen faster than you
can possibly imagine." Until yesterday sorta
slacker Speaker Nancy Pelosi now pulling

on impeachment strings to unravel/ royally screw
POTUS, doesn’t Pence versus Biden remind
us less of 2020’s election than 1920?

Gerard Sarnat is a retired physician who has built and staffed homeless
and prison clinics. He was also a Stanford professor and healthcare
CEO. As a writer, he has won First Place in Poetry in the Arts Award,
the Dorfman Prize, been nominated several times for Pushcart and Best
of the Net Awards, published four collections and appeared in Stanford,
Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Pomona, Brown, Columbia, Wesleyan,
University of Chicago periodicals as well as in Review Berlin, Gargoyle,
Main Street Rag, American Journal Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, New Delta
Review, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, and
The New York Times.

Visit Gerard Sarnat's website at

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Previously published in Eleventh Transmission:
"North-West Pakistan" by Rebecca Dettman.

Published December 22, 2019

Special Project: 45 Poems of Protest

Civilian Pseudo Mafia's Proto Lineage

by Gerard Sarnat
(Portola Valley, California, USA)
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