Happy July Fourth!

Praying that you have more to celebrate
as outsiders struggle to find the positives

a psychopath befriending enemies
while he alienates traditional allies

more jobs we hope
more killings evident

eighty years since the great dust bowl
the Grapes of Wrath an indictment

community connections shattered
the gap widens beyond compare

yet creative talent abounds on WP
as you bond and care beyond borders

we’ve all slaughtered our first nation people
we’ve all morbidly maligned our migrants

refugees refused understanding
families and dreams deviously divided

pray your home and health are safe
your ethics and mortality secure

enjoy your fireworks and grand parade
your countrymen are never staid!