Poetry from Taylor Dibbert

The Ugly American



He’s at the

Airport in Doha

At the gate

And waiting 

For his flight,

Then an 

American dude

Shows up 

And starts complaining

About a couple people

Taking naps

On the floor,

The American dude

Has no idea

How silly and sad 

He looks,

The ugly American,

Still a thing

After all these years.





Taylor Dibbert is a writer, journalist, and poet in Washington, DC. “Rescue Dog,” his fifth book, was published in May. 

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