Poetry, recent

Headline Rhymes

If US immigration facilities
Are like concentration camps

What other American things
Must we brand with the same stamp?

Surely general admission seating
At a Backstreet Boys show

Is like millions of innocent people
Killed in unspeakable rows

And that maddening line at the airport
Where I’m forced to remove my shoes

Must be in the same ballpark
As killing six million Jews

Or maybe a pop show is just a pop show
And we should be clever enough to know

That politicians are sowing division
With hyperbole and revision

And as they dump from the stump
They’re no better than Trump

Views on the news, delivered so smooth.

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  1. Michele Craig says

    I work at a California Mission and was told by a visitor this weekend that by presenting the facts of California history, I am perpetuating the genocide of native Californians. Evidently I do this by discussing displays of native plants used by the Miwok and Pomo.

  2. Jack says

    Your gratuitous, ignorant trashing of Trump is not appreciated.

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