Every American, be they Neo-Fascist, KKK, whatever, has the right to vote. And I take votes where I can get them, Donald J. Trump

Prepared for people of the world?
magnificent meaning;
Power to the people?
factories closed.
The establishment protected itself with
struggling families all across our land.
(President Clinton)
Mothers and children trapped in poverty
in our inner cities; rusted-out factories
scattered like tombstones across the landscape
of our nation; an education system, flush with cash,
but which leaves our young and beautiful students
deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs
and drugs that have stolen too many lives
and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential
For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry
at the expense of American industry;
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone,
But against Islam which we will
eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.
America is totally unstoppable.
The time for empty talk is over.
We will not fail.



Doug Stuber edits “Poems from the Heron Clan” for Katherine James Books. He has overlapped careers as a journalist, touring musician, abstract expressionist painter, university professor, political speechwriter  and father of James, who runs toward baseball, cello, piano and fluency in Mandarin, English and Korean. He was East cost coordinator for Jerry Brown in 1991/2 and chair of the Green Party and North Carolina campaign manager for Ralph Nader in 1999/2000.