This week, John Peeler presents “Testaments,” a series of poems that take the form of valedictory statements by each of the postwar presidents, in the poetic manner of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Bobby and the liberal crowd?
I strong-armed through
the liberal laws they couldn’t pass.
They hated me; I showed them up.
A damned great President I’d have been
but for that god-damned war.