A Week in Tweets

Twitter Poetry

by Renee Garcia-Brown

September 2, 2017 to September 9, 2017

 

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Oh what a night… and not in a good way.

los-angeles-fire

Saturday night
&L.A. is burning
TX floodwaters churning
N.Korea ignites
H-bomb fear
Trump-Russia still here
Saturday nite used 2B
A fun nite 4 me
 
 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Watching the La Tuna Canyon fire in Burbank ablaze a few miles from where I grew up just seems the perfect metaphor for the culmination of climate change, Trumpist idiocracy and the potential for nuclear war.  

scared couple watch la tuna canyon fire

No words
It’s too much
Brokenhearted
Am crushed
My hometown’s on fire
My nation is done
Nothing left to inspire
Nowhere 2 run ~
‘Night every1
 
 

Monday, September 04, 2017

Lately it seems all we do is say goodbye to normal. Houston flooded, Los Angeles burning, hurricane Irma projected to hit Tampa, Trump kills DACA the Obama-era program that allowed immigrants brought to the U.S.as children to stay in the U.S., Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea, and all the norms of American democracy are down the crapper.

 

Goodbye Song ~
Goodbye Houston
Goodbye L.A.
Adios DACA
&Tampa Bay
Goodbye no-nukes
Adieu democracy
& before I puke
Goodbye the behinds
Of me & U
 
 

Monday September 4

Trump’s court jester and professional fool Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the end of DACA.

flying trump wall

Yes #DACA
#NoWall
Yes #immigrants
No #federal
Terrorism of
#Dreamers
Who love
#America
They deserve
The citizenship
For which they’ve served
 
 

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Being discouraged is easy; having courage is not.

woman-knight wallpaper

Sometimes
Too overwhelmed
W/ chaotic clown madman at the helm
I’ve had a long life
Of fighting like hell
No rest 4 a knight ~
~ No death bell
 
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Climate change is a hoax, right?

climate change cartoon
#Harvey and Irma
&Western wildfires
‘Nothing unusual”
Say climate deniers
How many dead
How much annihilation
B-4 science gets ahead
Of confabulation
 
 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Professional white supremacist Steve Bannon says in a TV interview that he’s much more important than he actually is. Took two tweets to answer that.

1/Steve Bannon says
“I’m a street fighter”
I have to laugh
Fuckin liar
He knows nothing
‘bout the streets or fighting
White privilege whiner
2/He never been in the hood
I was a soldier
Straight outta Inglewood
Bannon’s a big bag of gas~
This old lady
Could kick his white ass
 
 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Three hurricanes, three massive wildfires, one major earthquake: is nature trying to tell us something?

hurricane-irma-flag ripping-ap

Harvey&Irma&Jose
Fires burning OR, MT, L.A.
Earthquake in Mexico
How far can we go
With nature so pissed ~
Is a message there
SOMEWHERE
We missed?
 
 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Anyone my age (Baby-Boomer) will remember ‘Dick and Jane’ learn-to-read books. Bob Mueller is the guy leading the federal investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Donald Trump had anything to do with it.

Bob&Don
See Bob
See Bob go
Go Bob go
Go after Don
Don is bad
Don hurts people
Makes them cry
Why Don why
He doesn’t care
But Bob is there
Everyday
To make bad Don
Go away
 
 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma impacted Florida but it devastated islands in the Caribbean including the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Barbuda and Puerto Rico.

barbuda hurricane damage with people

Hurricanes berating
U.S. is
Good 4 news ratings
Cuz
If anyone dies
American lives
R more highly rated
Than those on poor islands
Annihilated

 
 

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Renee Garcia-Brown is a contributing writer at   She is a feminist, an army veteran, a former print journalist and the published author of fiction and poetry, much of it at Subversify.com Born & raised in Los Angeles she now lives (cheaply) in Texas. A Resistance warrior and LGBTQ ally, she spends way too much time on Twitter @RenwriterRenee  and doesn’t take Linked-In www.linkedin.com/in/reneeybrown/ seriously.