Alternative Facts, Meet Alternative Endings

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I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of alternative endings in poems — writing two (or more) endings and letting readers decide which ending they prefer. Is it even poetry? Who knows. But as you do know, I believe strongly in the power of the internet to make questionable poetic choices. So here, amidst chaos here in the U.S. over “alternative facts”, I present to you my first official “alternative ending” poem.