It is hard to think of a comparable insurrectionary moment, when a building of great significance was seized, that involved so much milling around.
— Timothy Snyder
for a new year, a new coinage:
a blend of terrorism and tourism
like when you break into the Capitol
take photos, record video
steal some souvenirs
model the garb of your favorite side
then walk right out, scot-free
excited to tell the folks back home
about your memories
of your trip to DC
oh, one more thing about tourorism
whites only need apply
David G. Lott’s most recent poetry has appeared in the anthology This is What America Looks Like (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2021), with more forthcoming this year in Train River Publishing’s COVID-19 anthology. His bilingual (English/Spanish) collection, New to Guayama, translated by Ángel T. Tuninetti, was released in 2017. He is currently poetry editor at The Sligo Journal as well as an associate editor at Potomac Review and has been a professor of English and ESL at Montgomery College, MD, since 1992.