Please, Just Ask a Mom

I asked my white, suburban mom wife
what do you think of Portland?
She gasped and said, “On my life,
I have never! The flame of hate is fanned.
The ‘Wall of Moms’ abused and shoved;
the Mayor of Portland gassed;
a Navy vet beaten, mugged?
Is democracy dead; has liberty passed?
Gassing/abusing a vet and moms, a mayor —
this is some kind of sick strategy to win?
How do they dare?
This is fascist, demagogic spin
by scared, old, white, racist men.”
I, her proud, old, white husband, simply said,
“Well, all righty then.”

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