Thursday, November 10, 2016

Poem #16

1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2016

i was not alive when 
kennedy or king was shot
when whole cities burned
when myriad wars were started 
or dragged on interminably 
the very bad days i will 
always remember are 

when the whole map turned red and we did not get the first female vice president

when the rocket blew up and we trooped down to the church in our plaid jumpers

when the earth shook and the bridge fell

when the war started

when the hills burned and the sky turned a sickly grayish orange

when they stopped counting in florida

when the towers fell again and again and again and again and again

when the next war started

when the next war started

when they said people who love one another cannot marry


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