Yankee Dissonance

We learned patriotismIn elementaryThey said we were the bestSmartest, bravest, richestCountry in the whole world Separation, church, stateOne nation under GodChecks, balances, justiceElectoral collegeEquality for all Religious freedom hereWe’re a Christian nationYou can be anyone!(But if you’re black or gayWe’ll throw your rights away) Forty-thousand bodiesRot in cramped prison cellsOn cannabis chargesWhile in thirty-nine statesIt’s…

Nice Guys

“You must be drawn to bad men;Nice guys always finish last.”As if not falling for youWas a personal attack. Nice Guy, let me get this straightYou think the only reasonAnyone could dislike youIs because you’re too perfect? Haven’t you ever heard ofIncompatibility Did it occur to you thatMaybe we’re too different? What if I don’t…

Arkquains

RoseDaisySunflowerTiger lily Bought myself flowersDon’t know what to feed them, thoughSugar, lemon, pizza dough?What do flowers eat? Well spent moneyDopamineTill theyWilt SadDepressedSo lonelyFace full of tears I thought we were friendsTurns out it was all pretendI didn’t want it to endYou made me happy Alone againHeartbrokenHopelessScared JumpScrambleRun down hillTake a deep breath Spot the waterfallIt’s…