Poems of the Week

Flattering Light

by Marshall Begel

“Trump’s court sketches make him look too young and attractive, Twitter users say.
But the artist says he just draws what he sees.”

“Draw me like one of your French girls,” she said.
“Sculpt me as someone you’d take to your bed!

“Soften my wrinkles and fill out my hips.
Brighten my silky, insatiable lips!

“Make me the image that gets you excited!”

“I’m only turned on when my subject’s indicted.”