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Waive That Flag

Waive That Flag

It occurs to me that there
are far better things to wave today
than The Flag
(as if it’s the only one).
Things more indicative of the
overall State Of Affairs
in America,
things more representational of our
Many Freedoms
via American Exceptionalism.

For example,
Supreme Court Majority Opinions
opining that Bits Of The Bible
and WASP Hobbyists
are better than doctors
and women
(especially women)
because even though they’re
totally free
we can’t allow them to be
that free.
Wave that opinion proud, America
for you are free
for the most part.

Or perhaps
Unemployment Registries
at seven-point-who-gives-a-fuck percent
because Freedom does not apply
to the lazy
and the willfully dispossessed
which of course
they are,
right America?
Wave it proud, America
for you are free
for the most part.

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Play Us Out Slow, Sousa

Play Us Out Slow, Sousa

As the votes trickle in and I try desperately not to let anything trickle down my leg and the exit polls leave my heart pulsing with nervousness,
I think to myself:
Will we choose a full blown relapse to the regressivism of bygone eras
Will we choose a step in the direction of progress?
Even if it is the smallest of baby steps
And the foot isn’t as left as I’d like.

America is the textbook definition of insanity
Repeating the same backwards destructive acts over and over and over again and hoping for a different outcome until
They start to embrace the outcome
(As disastrous as it is)
And pray for more disaster.
It’s a sadomasochistic dance on a national level
With jingoistic overtures goading us on
(Is that a Sousa composition I hear?)

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