Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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Patriots by Emma Mooney

They wear war paint

Of red, white and blue.

Wave flags

From a bloodied past.

Shout battlecries

That claim false truths.

Spurred on by a man

They idolise.

A man whose only god

Is in the mirror.

 

Emma Mooney

BIO:

Author of A Beautiful Game and Wings to Fly
Please visit my author website at www.emmamooney.co.uk  Or follow me on Twitter @EmmaMooney21
RELEVANT COVER LETTER: “Dear editors,
I saw your call for submissions on Facebook and I’m attaching a short poem I wrote last night after watching the horrific images and scenes coming out of Washington. I’m a Scottish novelist and poet and felt compelled to express my anger. “
young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

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dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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