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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No Blindfold

image by Fee Easton 

Welcome to the new America
You may be Red
Or you may be Blue
But we're all Red, White, and Blue
True patriots!
Home sweet Homeland Security
and good fences make good neighbors
but nuclear weapons will clear out the whole neighborhood
Never mind the fallout
We all have our Potassium Iodide tablets
We wear our RFIDs proudly
Like American flag pins
We have nothing to hide
Scan our fingerprints
Scan our eyes
You won't find anything behind them but fear
We kill the new witches
The dangerous bitches
Who gather in covens singing songs, reading poems
And laughing
Who aren't afraid to see
Who aren't afraid to die
Who ask for
No blindfold and
Three cigarettes.

6 comments:

Bryan M. White said...

Awesome! This was totally worth getting yourself put on a watchlist.

(I'm kidding, of course....I hope.)

Dave King said...

Very impressive and very moving, I really enjoyed reading this one.

nene said...

great commentary

kshawnedgar said...

This excellent. So right for the photo.

https://pullofthesun.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/safeway-on-a-rainy-day/

Fee Easton said...

brilliant piece!

Fireblossom said...

Oh I LOVE that ending!