The A1 Verse: Facts, fables, and the American way

By Thomas Gaulkin | November 2, 2020

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred today, November 2, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Trust Looms as Casualty Of a Truth-Twisting Era
(from the original by Peter Baker)

Born amid alternative facts,
a factory of falsehood
defied analogy.

Four years of fabulism
focus the system
into faith
in doubt.

Any outcome, corrupt,
in Philadelphia.

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