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GROWL: The Complete Text Including “Donald Trump! I’m with you in America!”

For Karl Rove Solomon

I SAW the second-best minds of my not-so-Great Generation destroyed by Trump Derangement Syndrome, pasty, paunchy, tenured, and not looking too sharp naked,

bullshitting themselves through the African-American streets at cocktail hour lusting for a ViagraProzac refill and one black friend on the down-low,

aging hair-plugged hipsters burning for their ancient political connection to the White House through the machinations of monied moonbats,

who warred on poverty and Blackwater’s Wal-Mart and bulbous-eyed and still high from some bad acid in 1968 set up no-smoking zones on tobacco farms in the unnatural darkness of Darwinistic delusions floating a few more half-baked secular notions like “Let’s all worship Zero!”,

who on the Burly Bears float of gay pride parade bared their man-breasts and, she/it/he, bleated their ghost vaginas’ mawkish monologues to John Kennedy’s phantom under the Capitol Dome and french-kissed Mohammedan agents in the gore-drenched redrum rooms of Guantanamo,

who passed gas in grad school and on into university tenure with radiant meth eyes hallucinating President Bolshevik and Vice-Presidential Forever Candidate Joe Who? envisioning world peace among the masters of war and stayed on and stayed on and stayed on sucking off the great teat of academe in unpaid student loans and over-paid professorial positions the better to molest the minds and bodies of children for decades with every third year off in Provance for bad behavior,

who were embraced by the academies and hired by the New York Times for crazy & publishing obscene odes or anything else that trashed Republicans or non-Unitarian Christians without regard for truth since there were no consequences for these posturing poseurs of puke,

who cowered in their marble-countered plasma-screened media rooms in smegmaed underwear which was no longer Victoria’s Secret, burning their money by donating it in carloads to every half-assed Democratic POL that promised re-erections in Twenty-Twenty without the losing proposition of actually holding an election, and listening to Rush Limbaugh through the wall,

who got bombed at public wine-tastings by chugging the slops bin and referencing Sideways, returning to their summer house in the Hamptons where they ate smoked salmon and each other, smoked $400-a-bud marijuana, wore $250 denims, paid the maid $200 a week before taxes, and bitched about how the economy was a mess but did not really, as they claimed, send their $36,000 tax cut back to the government, and continued to suffer the secret shame of Affluenza,

who breathed fire and bile about ungrateful “Democrat plantation negroes” among their cooler college comrades, and shut up around the one black friend they all shared and drank turpentine to get through “A Night with Gloria Steinem”, claimed bogus ego-death, blended health shakes from Cherry Garcia, seaweed, and the dried dung of Deepak Chopra, and Ab-Busted their torsos night after night that their butts might bounce trampoline-tight on the Le Corbusier sofa eternally after,

with dreams of Twenty-Twenty re-erection victory without elections, with seven different mood-soothing drugs in the Ikea medicine cabinet, with waking Birkenstock nightmares of Bush, Bush, still of Bush, alcohol Jello shots and the soon to be sanctified Holy Matrimony of gay cock and deballings by their now not-so-significant others,

who blathered continuously about the Florida “theft” for decades after the two Bush terms while the One put one, two, maybe three or even four justices on the Supreme Court, but still not nine!, causing a million fatal air-embolisms during consenting acts of mutual Manhattan blo-jobs,

a lost battalion of a multi-million man and mom marching pussy-hatted conversationalists jumping to conclusions about WMD off fire escapes off windowsills off World Trade Center out of the moon, yacketayakking screaming vomiting whispering “ORANGE MAN EVIL HITLER!” forever after into deepest eternity, and moonbat memories and false anecdotes and eyeball kicks and yearning for the electro-shocks of hospitals and the briefness of jails and bring back the endless Bush wars that we may hate into our drool-cups again …. oh my sorry little schmos…. ,

who wandered around and around at midnight at the White House wondering where O smoked and Michelle hid her dildos, got the address of Obama’s birthplace in Hawaii at 1776 Kenya Street and went there with fresh batteries, and found Barbra Streisand lurking in the lanai with Whoopi Goldberg and Goldie Hawn, all set on leaving no child’s behind,

who had double-standard visions of fashionable footwear while their baby seals died, turned inside-out into a pair of fur-lined muck-lucks by Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton

who thought they were only mad when the second coming of BushHitler appeared in the ORANGE MAN EVIL HITLER clouds above their White House like the mother ship in Independence day proclaiming “Neener, neener, neener,”

who in humorless protest turned Hillary Clinton into their personal hand-puppet, which she enjoyed, and then complained that she looked far too much like the devil spawn of Howdy Doody and Alfred E. Newman, and that the hand-puppet fit was too loose,

who scribbled celebrity porn from scuffed kneepads in the offices of Vanity Fair and collected and shaved stray cats far into their barren Pecksniffian nights until that bleak Upper West Side dawn when, waking from their stupor, rolled over in bed and discovered they had slept, not with their sixth spouse, but with Michelle Obama’s strap-on and thought, “Well, that’s an upgrade,”

who dreamt ASSASSINATE ORANGE MAN EVIL HITLER AND FAMILY NOW!!!!  hectoring and bloviating in the HOUSE OF REPS until in galactic luminosity Nancy Pelosi stood knock-kneed and naked on “Fleece the Nation” clad only in her San Francisco penis-gourd of flaccid played-out policies, while being frisked by a thousand agents of I-Am-the-ETERNAL President Obama, super avenging angel of the SortaSocialist Party, now and forever recreating the syntax and measure of polluted human prose, “Oh Hope!, Oh Change!, O Timor!, O Mortis!, Oh Yes We Can’t!,” and then all of them in their faded glory standing before America past, present, and to come, speechless and pseudo-intelligent and shaking with unshamed shame, a whole once-proud party now doomed to decorate pikes with dykes and lamp-posts with poofters,

who were reduced in desperation after aborting their next generation to bribing the fervently fertile illegal constituents of wise Latina judges with appointments, with dinner parties, with caviar burritos, with $50 a shot artisan tequila, with cash for Cuernavaca clunkers, and invitations to bi-lingual and tri-sexual Hollywood “events,” rejected yet confessing to the guttering sparks of thought in its trepanned Democrat skull as it proclaimed its new positive program for “Mourning in America,” “Yes, yes, yes, like our patron saint Michelle-O-LaBelle that deep driving dominatrix of The Won, we too have a two-inch political penis, give us alllll your money, give us alllll your votes, give us ALLLLL THE POWER!, we and we alone can give you the golden gifts of our youth — appeasement, defeatism, pacifism, penury, poverty, pulchritude  and death!”,

and rose reincarnate in the tattered rags of bluster and blabber in the tinhorn shadow of the ballot box and blew the suffering of America’s lumbering liberals’ lust for unearned power into an eli eli lamma lamma sabacthani saxophone bleat still pandering for the Jewish vote after erasing Israel, as the American people, at long last no fools they, shived the elite in their entrails and blew them off again and again right past the last bus stop of democracy

with the absolute loss of political significance butchered out of their own body politic good to lose a thousand years.

What Socialist Party of lies and slavery bashed open American skulls and sucked out their freedom, brains, and imagination?

Democrat! Darwinist Solitude! NEA Filth! Pelosi Perversion! Obamunist Onanism. NPR racism! Recycling Cans to find unobtainable dollars to pay off deficit trillions! Unborn children screaming silent under the D&C! Boys sobbing for fathers! Girls for mothers! Wives for husbands! Husbands for families! Impoverished old men and weeping in the parks!

Democrat! Democrat! Nightmare of Democrat! Democrat the loveless! Gone mental Democrat! Democrat the heavy aggregation of girly-men!

Democrat the incomprehensible African-American electoral plantation system of perpetual ideological slavery! Democrat the skull & crossbones soulless Senate and Congress of corruption!

Democrat whose headquarters are Fascist overbuilding with gun slits! Democrat the vast bloating stone of Deficit! Democrat the broke government of the pauper nation!

Democrat whose mind is pure rusted machinery! Democrat whose blood is gushing tax money! Democrat whose skeleton fingers are in your wallet!

Democrat whose breast is a transsexual dynamo! Democrat whose mouth is a smoking tomb! Democrat of the atheist thumb pulling out a plum and saying what a free to be a very bad boy am I! Democrat whose only god is Dracula!

Democrat whose eyes are a thousand shattered factory windows! Democrat whose empty skyscrapers smolder in the long Detroit streets like endless Molochs! Democrat whose brains dream Utopia and choke in the fog of their flatulent dementia! Democrat whose fuming bongs and facial piercings crown the crapulous cities!

Democrat whose love is lust! Democrat whose soul is Parasite Welfare and Affirmative Racism! Democrat whose poverty is perpetual servitude to the government salad bar, no seconds!

Democrat whose only true Doctor and Cure is Kevorkian! Democrat whose foreign policy is a cloud of glowing Iranian hydrogen! Democrat whose whore is BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH!

Democrat in whom I once sat lonely! Democrat in whom I once dreamt the New Jerusalem! Crazy in Democrat! Sucker of crock in Democrat! Lacklove and lobotomy in Democrat!

Democrat of the Dot.com I’ve Got Mine Now Give Us Yours Centimillionaires! Democrat of Bush Derangement Syndrome! Democrat of the dried dugs of Ariana Huffington’s Code Pink Synchronized Menopause Flasher Brigade known as “The View”!

Democrat who entered my soul early! Democrat in whom I was sold down the River without Huck or a raft and put over the falls of flowing ideological crypto-socialist sewage! Drowned in recycled recycled recycled compost of Democrat! Democrat who frightened me out of my natural freedom and into hive-mind chants of GLO-BA’ALWARMING-O-BA-MA, GLO-BA’ALWARMING-O-BA-MA!

Democrat of the planet has four months to live! Democrat of lies for the common good of Democrat! Democrat of crapper rapper lies of the soul! Democrat whom I abandon!

Democrat demanding that I give all to the State! Vomit in Democrat! Avenging Angels streaming out of the sky! Death of Democrat from above! God’s righteous fire on the heads of Democrat-Acorn!, Democrat-SIEU! Democrat-California!, Democrat-Detroit! Democrat-Chicago! Democrat-San Fraudcisco!

Democrat! Democrat! Robot apparatchiks! Maoist czars! Evaporated liberties! Skeleton treasuries! Dictator judges! Demonic policies! Spectral communities of Democrat delusional control! Insane Democrat media madhouses! Olbermann suckers of Democrat crock! Monstrous media leg-tingle “analysis”! Democrat of presidential prop-up! Democrat of Journ-O-list talking pointed heads! Democrat of “Too Big to Fail When Failing!”

Deception of Democrat! Voters broke their backs lifting Democrat to Heaven! Payments fees now for unborn generations mostly to be aborted, for trees, for tobacco, for tilted windmills, for tons of things so bad, very bad for you we know better pay us now for Democrat death panels later! Democrat of Constitution as toilet paper! Democrat of blowing the cities and American land to hell in a hand-basket!

Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! hope of the world sold down the American river!

Democrat destruction of legal immigrant Dreams! Democrat of border war beheadings of citizens! Graven Image Adorations made to tin gods! Crack-pipe Illuminations crammed down the throat of taxpayers! Cap and Trade Religions! Democrat rowing ashore the whole boatload of sensitive socialist bullshit!

Democrat of a pale horse and the name that sat on him was Democrat Death! And Democrat Hell followed with him!

Democrat Breakthroughs in suicide machines! Democrat rivers of toxic educational sludge rising to flood levels in the minds of our children! New Orleans Democrat looting! Democrat flips and crucifixions of enemies, enemies, enemies flagged at flag@whitehouse.gov! Bill of Rights flushed down the Democrat crapper!

Democrat heroin fueled voter fraud! Democrat Epiphanies of mandated Abortion for all not just for choosy barren Democrat! Democrat Despairs of eternal urban ghettos! Six years’ animal screams and suicide of the Republic for which Democrat does not stand!

Democrat Colonized Minds! New lusts for nothing and Democrat kicks and food stamps for free! Mad Democrat cashed-out clunker generation!

Free people despair of Democrat! Free people revolt against socialist utopia con-artists! Free people sound real holy laughter in the river! They saw it all! the wild eyes! the holy yells! They bade farewell to Democrat! They jumped off the roof! to vote out Democrat forever! waving! carrying flowers! packing heat! Down to the river of freedom! into the street of Liberty, armed and dangerous, Free people voting death to Democrat nightmare now and forever in God’s holy war! Free people, mine eyes have seen the Glory!


Donald Trump! I’m with you in America
where you’re draining the swamp more than I am

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you must feel MAGAfied

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you announce another a newer and more winning bigly morning

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you’ve strangled the last progressive
with the entrails of the last liberal

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you laugh at Democrats’ Trump Dementia

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where we are great citizens of the same Resurrected Republic

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where your sudden appearance on the Interstate
is reported with fear or joy on every web site of the Internet

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where the Constitution is read aloud and squashes
the worms of the regressive oppressive progressives

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where we drink the fine summer Diet Cokes of Liberty

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you midwife a new birth of freedom

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where your mere name makes progressives scream
in their straightjackets and fill up their drool cups to the slosh line

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you announce the American soul is immortal
and has never yet melted

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where the traitors in the Congress are consumed
in a refining fire

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where the LORD will not suffer
the souls of the righteous to famish

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where you will split the heavens above Washington
and resurrect the living human Jesus from the
secular tomb

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where there are three hundred million sane citizens
all together singing the final stanza
of The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where we embrace the United States under
our flag, the stars of the United States that shine all
night and won’t let us sleep in our dream

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
where we wake up luminous and transformed from the coma
of socialism, our states’ stars beautiful
in spacious skies above our fruited plains,
as diamond-armored angelic guardians of the last best hope of Earth
O liberated legions run outside O starry
spangled shock of freedom the eternal war is
won O victory where the memory of the just is blessed:
but the name of the wicked shall rot

Donald Trump, I’m with you in America
in my visions you stride back from a seachange
on the highway across America glowing luminous
our founders’ vision confirmed by God’s holy angels
to the door of my bungalow in the Northern California night.

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  • Lance de Boyle February 10, 2020, 2:00 PM

    I’m 77 Gerard. [Coeds—with impaired vision—still think I’m hot, however.] Better publish the collected works pretty danged soon! Do you want us to do it FOR you? I’ve already thought of sections.
    Mom and Dad.
    America the beautiful.
    The Examined life.
    Dumb Fuckers.
    The stars.
    We expect a response by the time I get back from Aldi’s.

  • captflee February 10, 2020, 2:36 PM

    Luckily for you, Gerard, Lance’s traffic will be awful, so you’ve got a few extra minutes. Lord knows, I’d buy that book!

  • captflee February 10, 2020, 2:51 PM

    …and why do I have a sudden urge to snap my fingers? Perhaps excessive inhalation of old book dust at City Lights as a yoot?

  • Sid February 10, 2020, 2:58 PM

    Mr. Vanderleun, that’s beautiful. At biblical proportions, reads like Jeremiah, Joel, Isaiah, and Ginsberg.
    Thank you.

  • Vanderleun February 10, 2020, 3:12 PM

    Well, that was the draft I am looking at self-publishing as a City Lights format ripoff.

    And I am gathering other essays into a compilation as suggested by close friends. It’ll take another month of so.

  • joedaddy February 10, 2020, 5:34 PM


  • Terry February 10, 2020, 6:40 PM

    Gerard, I want an autographed copy of the first run of the book. I am ready to prepay.

    That is one very great scribe indeed. In fact I may need to purchase a few more copies to give at Christmas to special friends.

  • Dan Patterson February 11, 2020, 4:28 AM

    Hunter Thompson and Tom Robbins might have collaborated and written something vaguely like that.
    Brilliant piece.
    And you had me at “… smegmaed underwear …”

  • jwm February 11, 2020, 5:55 AM

    Oh holy cow.
    That was a double-barreled atomic powered plasma driven flame thrower tied to a nuclear warhead, and delivered by a Tyrannosaurus Rex on meth.
    I am in awe.
    And I’ll second what Terry said. Me some too!


  • Sam L. February 11, 2020, 10:07 AM

    Thou hast grabbed that tone-poem by the balls, Gerard, and squeezed them mightily!
    You da MAN!

  • Callmelennie February 12, 2020, 7:23 AM

    One parody to rule them all
    And in the dark, spellbind them

    That’s right, Gerard, I’m going full Tolkien on your hiney … because my own words fail me