Genius

(poetry diary 45)

Donald Trump’s decision to take a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return showed his business acumen and “genius” at figuring out how to minimize his tax bill, two of the Republican presidential candidate’s advisers said on Sunday.

Trump’s tax writeoff shows his ‘genius’ at business, advisers say – Alana Wise – Reuters – 10/3/16

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Genius

by Billy Collins

was what they called you in high school
if you tripped on a shoelace in the hall
and all your books went flying.

Or if you walked into an open locker door,
you would be known as Einstein,
who imagined riding a streetcar into infinity.

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