About Erika Moss Gordon

in the san juan mountains of southwest colorado and beyond...

This is the House That Trump Built

This is the house that Trump built.
These are the lies that lay in the house that Trump built.
This is Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

This is Sean Spicer who backed up Steve Bannon
who made up the lies that lay in the house that Trump built.
This is K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

This is Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born,
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

This is Scott Pruitt, recently sworn,
who emailed Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born,
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

This is the planet that wakes up each morn
that fears Scott Pruitt, recently sworn,
who emailed Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born,
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

These are the scientists, blowing the horn,
that care for the planet that wakes up each morn
that fears Scott Pruitt, recently sworn,
who emailed Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

These are the immigrants, and we are all one,
including the scientists, blowing the horn,
that care for the planet that wakes up each morn
that fears Scott Pruitt, recently sworn,
who emailed Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

We are the people, our hearts being torn
by the unconscious actions of those we have sworn
who torment the immigrants, and we are all one,
including the scientists, blowing the horn,
that care for the planet that wakes up each morn
that fears Scott Pruitt, recently sworn,
who emailed Trump Jr., the Donald’s first born
who schemed with K. Conway who fed Sean Spicer
who backed up Steve Bannon who made up the lies
that lay in the house that Trump built.

The Mother

And so I call my mother
to thank her for
the strength

she gave to me, and also
perhaps especially,
for the joy, because this life

is just a small opening,
a momentary window,
and though

there are shadows
in the dark,
she gave me my hands,

with which to draw back
the curtains
and open eyes to see

the white snow fall
even as this night sky
lights up with morning.