A Poem I Sent to a Resident of Charlottesville, VA, in the Wake of the August 12th Rally
Charlottesville, 8/12/17 

The Civil War has claimed another soul;
Neo-Nazis trolled Charlottesville with fire,
but Donald Trump claimed both sides had a role;

his goal's not peace but to polarize us
so we forget that MAGA's backfired
and the Civil War claimed another soul.

White extremists used violence for control;
they want to make a nation of barbed wire.
The President claims both sides had a role,

oh right, white privilege must take quite a toll
to enroll "good boys" into a hate choir.
The Civil War has claimed another soul,

don't forget that, no matter what you're told;
remember Heather Heyer was peaceful
when The Donald claims both sides had a role;

keep in mind that most of this nation holds
tenets of freedom for all, and aspire
to always fight for the beautiful soul
of our country; each of us has a role. 

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Photo: "The Three Sphinxes of Bikini," by Salvador Dali, 1947.

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