when trump’s words
fall on my deaf ears
their odor
reminds me
of the smell
of burned flesh
on the breath
of bavarian
beer hall
bullies

Selected byMaria Mazzenga
Image credit:David Holt

About the Author: Michael Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French(Munich, Germany), completing the German "Abitur" and two years of university in the field of mechanical engineering.  He moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1975.  While living in California, he initially worked as a professional translator, and later as a programmer and software designer.  Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.