Why Patience?

Patience is a virtue but not a given,

and random words spewed by tv hosts

and wanna be Instagram stars mean nothing to me.

Being 13 years old is now a crime

and there is no justice for the dead.

They say be patient as the machine guns

mow down the democratic and the decent

and the loved.

Will patience still be a virtue then?

Do you have patience for the patients of Oregon State Hospital

or the Buzzfeed infirmary?

Do you have patience for the Svengali with a podcast,

telling your parents not to get the vaccine and your child

to hate women?

If this is what patience yields, I promise to remain impatient.

Published by James J Jackson

I'm a poet from California.

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