Monday, January 20, 2014

Fascicle of Amity: 6

This angry time
the heart banks,
Martin Luther King
still celebrated
by the hollow rich
as long as money
floods the heights,
the poor falling through
the bottom, the middle
people sliding down
to hunger, sleeping
if lucky to have
a car to inhabit,

while we blame
Obama as worse
than Bush, the thief
hauling off his swag
after eight years
holding an office
he had no right to,
eagerly welcoming
the black man to slave
for an America
rendered abysmal,
paralyzed eight years

by the know-nothings
and proud of it,
wearing their tea-bag
badge of stupidity . . .

(Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day, 20 January 2014)

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