Journalism in Verse – EST. 2016


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I luv Beto’s bod
and except for one City Council stand
to bulldoze El Paso barrios
that helped his billionaire father-in-law developer
maybe would vote for O’Rourke for President
of some high school Student Body
if the not ready for primetime
policyless pep rally rollout’s age-old American
political theater trope’s silent, supportive wife
didn’t signal three strikes and you’re out…perhaps.



Gerry Sarnat, MD  is first place winner of the ‘Poetry in the Arts’ Dorfman Prize and is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. His most recent book is Melting the Ice King (2016). His writing has appeared in Main Street Rag, Los Angeles Review, the New York Times and others.


Beto O’Rourke’s rich father-in-law has both helped and complicated his career

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