Has America turned freedom into fire,
where the innocent are dying?
They beg for more gasoline
and use hope like an employee

where the innocents are dying
standing in line for autographs,
hope is the employee
leading them away to safer ground

shuffled in line for photographs
they beg for more gasoline
to drive themselves to higher ground
because America turned freedom into fire

and instead of water, they want gasoline
making hope into an employee
where America burns freedom for fire
and the innocents just keep on dying.

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.