Newspaper Headlines, January 30, 2017 (Found Poetry)

Eight days
Wild child takes charge
America on the brink
Building a wall of ignorance
Flirting with theocracy
A dark moment in US history
Will probably end in calamity
Lives rewritten by the stroke of a pen
Travelers stranded and protests swell
“You have let us down”
Lawyers descend
Diplomats revolt
We are better than this
The resistance is just beginning

(Found poetry: a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources, often newspapers. I’ve been toying with this form for a couple of days. This poem consists solely of headlines from four national newspapers.)

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