How to Kill the President

Don’t read.

Don’t pay attention.

Browse only Wikipedia.

Make sure you blame it all

on last year,

last month,

the last time you got

your teeth cleaned and it

hurt. 

 

Don’t vote.

Don’t do your research.

Speak only of jokes

you heard on social

networking sites written

by the guy who spoke of

them after ten other guys

shared them and you’re not

even sure who wrote them

anymore.

 

Don’t hope.

Don’t know your shit.

Jump on the wagon.

Raise him up in effigy,

writhing like the spirits of the

damned. Tell him he will

never win, never fix

what he was handed.

And watch him die of it.

Watch as hope dwindles

down to fear,

undocumented fear and

you.