An obvious risk to such provocative pieces is their potentially divisive, incendiary nature. I post because I am compelled to write what I feel. But I do so in full recognition that what I feel stands in contradiction to what many others feel. Hence, with conviction but also humility, I post…
Yes please, describe for us your toxic, platinum dreams
you grumpy old men, front lawn savages and blue-haired fussbudgets
whose projected fears force our embroilments.
Like a bikini at a funeral you bluster and fidget
and point fingers with one syllable jeers, taunting of yesterday’s better standing.
Only then will we learn that the beach of our desires
doesn’t meet your death loving, tea ‘n sympathy standards.
You clink glasses with friends at darts, or grab ass in the elevator,
but turn a blind eye to a man on trial
because his head covering took away your comfort.
Wrap yourself in the flag for protection
from those sandy, bearded bastards who kill your friends killing them.
Then, with hand on heart, the right politics,
a cigarette tucked behind your ear, and misty-eyed blindness,
you look for ways not to look for ways.
Let’s help our kids by killing theirs.
Let’s build our future by robbing theirs.
Let’s pad our budgets while emptying theirs.
Let’s speak for us by silencing them.
We don’t need to love,
just kill ’em all.
That’s what Jesus would do.