by Gil Hoy

Sometimes in 
today’s America
The rights of rioting
white supremacists
trump the rights 
of black football 
players kneeling
holding hands.

And for some 
particularly wealthy 
Tweet bosses,
The earth is not 
Warming, forget
the ship-wrecked
Mexican American
and there is no 
community of man.

The earth’s squirrels 
can all be seen
gathering their acorns
for a long, cold winter. 

The ground is cracking
as the missiles fly,
The wild winds howl
and flooding rains run.  

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