Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Shame and Fear We Sow




The Shame and Fear We Sow


It’s no longer Build the Wall
or Lock Her Up, now it’s Shoot the Bitch.
and Hang the Nigger.

Outbursts, newsworthy metaphors,
one more fire under Nowhere Bridge,
a contemptible distraction
to my support of The Water Protectors?

I’m done listening to loudspeakers
announce our descent into hell.  It’s a show
of strength to be a powerful woman,
a successful black man. Why run

through the corridors
of the West Wing cherry-picking slogans
for a lynch mob?

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