Include Me Out
The English phrases that I cherish most
in any season thick with politics:
Unfollow. Snooze for 30 days. Hide post.
Polemic swarms and buzzes, coast to coast:
slogans get flung, so many stones and sticks.
But equipoise is what I cherish most.
You bluster, browbeat, bother, badger, boast---
all this rodomontade. I say: nope, nix,
unfollow, snooze for thirty days, hide post.
Civility's irrevocably lost?
Rights are in peril? Country's in a fix?
Those with least are crushed by those with most?
I know. I know. But I need not play host
on my timeline to your seventy-sixth
frantic, urgent, must-read Facebook post.
You tell me thrice per hour that I'm supposed
to have my nerves seething in rhetoric.
---Serenity, courage, wisdom. What I most
need to do is hide your bloody post.
Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas
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Written on 2019-06-11 at 10:58
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