AJ Smith graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2010 with a degree in English education. He currently teaches English at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey. He lives in Somerville with his wife Millie and Olde English Bulldogge Lebowski. His first novel, Growth, was published in August 2017.
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017
Take all the loss, my loser, yea, take all.
Why dost thou grovel more than e’er before?
A loser in the worst way thee I call,
(And none contain, in volume, loser more).
Alike to stone which Sisyphus doth shove
To hilltop, but which rolleth down again,
Thy cries, unending, shouted high above,
Fall back to thee, unanswered as the rain.
But I thy echoed wailings much adore,
For Hera’s cap is ruby in its hue,
And she thine echoes curseth evermore,
Which further us with power doth imbue.
If my advice may wadeth through thy tears:
Get on with life, and try in three more years!
Hopefully, it’s not all bad sweaters and booze… hopefully, some of the people on your holiday shopping list will receive books. If so, please get
I’ll be at The Book Garden in Frenchtown, New Jersey from 1 PM – 3 PM on Saturday, October 7th. I’ll do a reading, answer