The Election of Anger (Updated)

Like so many,
I’ve built a wall

between urban
apathy and first
amendment assault;

a slum we were told to
call home
but don’t,

ghettos we cope with but
wouldn’t miss if
arson was
optional.

And this battle for
the city of our soul
began as a
jest

BEFORE IT WAS A
TEST OF
SNAPPING TETHERS

all that
held us together

while the locksmiths
of our livelihoods turned
keys

engineering
many ways to
secure a prison.

But now
doors are kicked in,
reason blown off its hinges

monsters of mutiny aligned.

The election of anger
burning star
spangled banners begins
but this is kinship,
the rhythmic sense of hellish
association,

two agents of chaos
trying to
tell us how the
devil’s name is
spelled.

This is how old
empires fell
and how ours will,
surely,
be compelled to
follow.

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9 thoughts on “The Election of Anger (Updated)

  1. We been in trouble long before trump but we stayed strong, something will keep us America strong amidst this tempest and long into the future regardless any outcomes that befall us

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