First Man by Pris Campbell


First Man

Should he become ‘First Man’, Bill
wonders what he will do with himself.
Should he redesign the Blue Room
in plush leather, pose in designer suits
the press can review in GQ, make a film
about which President used what golf clubs when?

He wonders if he can get away with flirting
once Hillary is sitting where he did.
The boredom could be interminable.
A supermarket of beauties available
and him with his charge card surrendered.

He scratches his head in bewilderment.
Perhaps when Trump implodes
after the election he can gather up orange,
call it his charitable cause for the year.

img_2555The poems of Pris Campbell have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including PoetsArtists, Rusty Truck, Bicycle Review, Chiron Review, and Outlaw Poetry Network. The Small Press has published eight collections of her poetry and Clemson University Press a collaboration with Scott Owens. When The Wolves Come After You, with Michael Parker, from Goss Publications and Squalls on the Horizon, a book of tanka, from Nixes Mate are her most recent small press books. A former Clinical Psychologist, sailor and bicyclist until sidelined by ME/CFS in 1990, she makes her home in the Greater West Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband.

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