Love in the Time of Trump

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Content warning for graphic sexual content.

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I don’t particularly like anal,
but every morning I
insert a large star-spangled,
red, white and blue
butt plug
and go about my day
w/ a smile on my face
just to spite Mike Pence.

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Andre F. Peltier is a Lecturer III at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches African American Literature, Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Poetry, and writing. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI, with his wife and children. His poetry has recently appeared in CP Quarterly, In Parentheses, Lucky Jefferson, La Piccioletta Barca, Fevers of the Mind, Punt Volat, The JFA Human Rights Journal, Griffel Magazine, Barzakh, The Madrigal Press, Melbourne Culture Corner, Fahmidan Journal, Spillover Magazine, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, About Place, Novus, Open Work, The Write Launch, Closed Eye Open, and the anthology Turning Dark into Light. Many of his poems are forthcoming in various journals. In his free time, he obsesses about soccer and comic books.