uncomfortably numb

it flies past me,

it all flies past.

surfing through violence,

let’s get to the good stuff.

just forget about the rest.

it flies past me,

it all flies past.

something sticks inside my guts,

then wrenches like a knife pulled out.

i click on to the good stuff.

it flies past me,

it all flies past.

driving to work i notice

everyone is going the same direction.

looking out the window, i see our flag

drooping at half mast.

it flies past me,

it all flies past.

 

 

 

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the trump paradox

i. trump campaign rhetoric leads some on the left to fear parallels between trump and hitler.

ii. the left identifies parallels between trump and hitler.

iii. trump supporters take offense to comparisons of trump and hitler.

iv. trump supporters double-down on support of trump due to unfair comparisons.

v. encouraged by fervent support of base, trump acts to rile left and unify base.

vi. trump’s acts to rile left and unify base seem to parallel hitler.

vii. the left identifies parallels between trump and hitler.

viii. trump supporters take offense to comparisons of trump and hitler.

and so on and so forth