18 Nov 2015 – Sonnet

Please! Spare me all your bumper-sticker shit!
You mouth the words but don’t know what they mean!
Have you completely lost your friggin’ wits –
a sidewalk grate that lifts our skirts with steam?
“Only fools aren’t frightened when they should be!” –
a quote from one who knew the stench of war
and lived to tell the tale. When all one sees
is frightening a sane man locks his door.
So stop pretending otherwise. Be real.
Our forefathers welcomed huddled masses,
and frankly weeded through them all, so steel
yourself and be a man – and not an ass!
Don’t slam the damned door shut – or fling it wide –
but do your best to welcome all inside.