American Fear

January 12, 2020

Lock the door
Close the mind
Load the gun
Hoard the dime

Spare the god
Spoil the child
Suspect the other
Believe the guile

Blow the whistle
Sound the alarm
Silence the lamb
Quell the harm

Oil the wheel
Steel the soul
Harvest the land
Burn the coal

Conflate the story
Sequence the screen
Business is booming
Obsess the obscene

Climb the ladder
Subsidize the slum
Process the food
Eat the young

Manufacture the truth
Judge the day
Jury is out
Law is paid

The Nation is
Under re-education
With liberty and
Justice for none