Women’s March (it’s January)

left, right, left, right, left, right,

center. centered.

grounded.

wishing we could dole out punishment

to not-our-president

lock him in a tower

and call him a princess

just to hear his blood boil

or see him finally let down his hair

 

left, right, left, right, left, right,

i was born in march

left, right, left, right,

left of center

decidedly moderate

cordial

pass the spiritual digestif

chase the feeling

left, right, left, right

no nostalgia for the future

left, right, left, right

these boots are made for stompin’

all over public property

whose streets?

left, right

our streets

left, right

whose windows?

left, right

…their windows

left

with a feeling

of anti-reconciliation

i cannot meet

the two at once

my wingspan being finite

 

left, right, left, right

round and round the parade route

chasing your own tail is easy

when you don’t recognize it

as your own

why are you here?

I feel scared, I feel angry

why are you here?

I like an excuse to shut down traffic

why are you here?

The state has finally revealed itself, this is our chance!

why are you here?

.

oh, you’ve been here all along…

Where have I been?

you ask

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