The Rockets’ Red Glare

Preaching to the Converted

The Houston flood is killing and destroying. Yes?

The refineries are spewing toxins in the air and water there. Yes?

North Korea blew up a hydrogen bomb. Right? Flew missiles over Japan.

Nazi attempt to squirm out their holes.  Yes?  [Let me hear you say, “Yes.”]

The western forests are burning up.

300,000 Muslims [illegal immigrants, Yes?] are being slaughtered in Myanmar

by Buddhists.

.

Relax.

.

Luckily,

in response,

we will deport 800,000 young Americans as illegal immigrants. Yes?

.

Because

that will make the waters recede,

the toxins turn sweet;

the bombs will misfire,

the Nazis retreat,

the fires end

and make everything great again.

.

Oh say can we see through the rockets’ red glare?

 

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About alicebarrett

Small town writer
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