A homeless man sweeping the sidewalk in front of his tent.
He has a welcome mat at the door of his tent.
He lives across the street from million dollar condos.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps even if you don’t have boots.
Sleigh bells ring, are YOU listening?
Defund the police hurts their feelings.
Life, liberty and to pursue their happiness.
JustAss* only for a few.
And India rages against a machine.
While Paris lights my fire.
Tik Tok motherfuckers.
Good night white pride.
How do you wash the filth off?
It’s time to wake up America.
Gassing starts at midnight.
“Organ grinders music in the yard.
Lucky fortune wrapped in rosy paper.
Knock knock, who’s there, it’s Adolf’s heartchen knocking.”
– Wisława Szymborska
I hear the grinding of organs.
Carbon monoxide poisoning turns the skin red.
White supremacy, nazis, haven’t a heart.
History repeats itself.
Divide and conquer.
Protestors vs Rioters.
Black women vs. White women.
Peaceful vs. Violent
Who’s my ally?
The perfect soundbite.
A succinct meme.
Flesh and blood.
Lungs gasping, tears falling.
A hoarder delights.
He threw me down in the car and choked me in front of my kids.
He raped me as my 7 year old son listened from the next room.
You punished me for failure to protect.
The court questioned my ability to house, feed and provide healthcare.
Look at you now, American pride.
Patriarchy gone wild.
Trying to solve a Caesar cipher, while Rome burns?
Redistribution gone viral.
Absolutely nothing changes. Incremental change? Our world gets turned upside down and we are left to deal with it. Pick up the pieces? You’ve left us no peace to pick up.
Your blows are cushioned. You watch it from your high rise and play it out on tv as if this is what reality looks like. Slapping, kicking, tossing drinks on each other…. see, just like you. The only difference, we’re dying out here.
Open up a winery, donate the first glass thrown to …. No child goes hungry tonight? Mommy needs PPE so she can work to feed me? Why don’t you start a fundraiser for Medicare for all? I’m sure if we added up all the different celebrity fundraisers we could cover the cost of Medicare for all. Call it a fundraiser instead of taxes, easier to swallow.
Fundraising for masks. Fundraisers for chemo. Fundraising for ventilators. Fundraising for healthcare. Could you put your name on that? Just make sure the pirate in charge doesn’t steal it, add sales tax and relabel it MAGA healthcare to sell it back to you. .
Blind as a mother fucking bat. I can see in the dark, you built me for this shit. Wash that down with a big glass of bleach.
Don’t worry Nancy, I got this.