Do they wrap the coffins of martyrs in fake news?
Pipe bombs and alienated labor,
all because of misinformation.
Get help or get a gun
but only turn it on yourself.
Life is not black and white
but our options sure are.
The literary gatekeepers say they want “edge.”
They want the “best.”
Yet all we read is fluff pieces
about some racist grandma yelling in her office.
And some shlock about a garden with a friendly bumble bee.
When you remember that bees are dying, the poem loses heart.
Winning the presidency.
Such are the times we live in,
Such will the time be
Where our children die.