Well, I wasn't!
I Was Not Consulted
Someone has decided
that the word "vagina"
should be used 106 times a minute
in our public discourse.
Someone has deemed
that Charles Bukowski
is worthy of respectful attention.
Someone has declared that summer
is everyone's favorite season.
Someone has seen fit
to take a dear friend from me
less than three years into our friendship.
Someone has started saying signage
and it is what it is
and obsessing over.
Someone has decided that Vespers
is now called Evening Prayer.
Someone has permitted Twitter.
Someone has enabled gun violence,
school violence, synagogue violence,
race violence, domestic violence,
gender violence, sex violence,
violence as policy, violence as comedy.
Violence as a sacred liturgy.
Someone has given us detention centers.
Someone is electable.
Someone has allowed incurable sadness,
melting permafrost, cancer, material progress.
Someone has issued a press release.
Someone has shared a meme.
Someone has not cast down
the boastful from their thrones.
Someone has not exalted the humble.
Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas
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Written on 2019-06-24 at 10:50
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