no thanks

if a patriot is a person

who thinks like

our president,

then you should know

that i’m proud to be

anything but.

 

learning

the teachers here in

oklahoma,

the teachers out there

in west virginia,

the teachers out west

in arizona

are showing

all of us what

we need to see.

the trillion dollar

machine

that grinds up hope

and buys up votes

and stalls all change

can’t drive over

self-sacrificing people.

the future is bright,

not because the right,

but because of those

who stand in the way.