Victor Clevenger

A Piece of “500 Million U.S. Dollars”

when men murder men on a rich
man’s dollar . . . . . goddammit they
better do it with pizzazz

because the rich men have foolish
pride & will commit to endure great
debt until they feel that war is done right

even when that endurance means
starving their own children who sleep
on the concrete streets with newspapers
for pillows & bread sacks for socks

it’s sad   son   but there is not a damn
thing that we can do about it     common sense
can’t be bought or sold

fear & emotion can


When not traveling on highways across America, Victor Clevenger spends his days in a Madhouse and his nights writing poetry.  He lives with his second ex-wife, and together they raise children in a small town northeast of Kansas City, MO.  Selected pieces of his work have appeared in print magazines and journals around the world, as well as at a variety of places online.  He is the author of several collections of poetry including Sandpaper Lovin’ (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017), A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Poetry, 2018), and Corned Beef Hash By Candlelight (Luchador Press, 2019).