Barbara Ungar – Après Moi

Let them eat storms
Let them eat fire
Let them eat drones
Let them eat lies

Let them eat bump stocks
Let them eat coal
Let them eat bullets
Let them eat wall

Let them eat stilettos
Let them eat the lying press
Let them eat tax returns
Let them eat the last jaguar

Let them eat opiates
Let them eat paper towels
Let them eat petrochemical sludge
Let them eat the howling of mothers

Let them eat ashes
Let them eat mold
Let them eat fallout
Let them eat America first

Let them
Eat
Dust


From Save Our Ship (Ashland Poetry Press, 2019)

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Barbara Ungar
Barbara Ungar’s fifth book, "Save Our Ship", winner of the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019 and won a Benjamin Franklin award in the Independent Book Publishers Awards. Prior books include "Immortal Medusa", named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015; "Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life"; "Thrift"; and "The Origin of the Milky Way", which won the Gival Prize and a silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. A professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, she lives in Saratoga Springs.