nowhere to run nowhere to hide
are u old enough to remember in hallways crouching?
sirens wailing bombdrills circa 1965
they didn’t let us use our survival instincts (duh)
hide under my desk yes!
good girl quick as a mouse
like the one u spied at Eaton’s
by your beautiful mother’s shoe sniffing nibbling
AGE IS NOT JUST A NUMBER
are u old enough to remember children into closets shoved
minutes to spare knock at the door we’ll be back soon
cheese wrapped in cellophane mousetraps bare
4 yrs later bones +a stench parents detained at Auschwitz
yesterday an 11 yr old boy with a sign on a train: my mother
couldn’t come please take me
what does standing in solidarity mean? what if everyone in the
WORLD had donned the yellow star? presidents popes queens?
what if we all shout the word GAY (banned in Florida yesterday)
if not now when?
how many bombings
of children’s cancerwards
can old joe biden take?
(are tanks not weapons of mass destruction??!)
Winter 2022 ..there is everything to fear ..even fear itself..
*today is the anniversary of LBJ’S ok to Napalm ..the horror the horror..
one of the most horrific military inventions in history ..