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A Serious Response



We need a serious response to authoritarians.
We don't seem capable of the obvious move:
denying them authority.
If we wait, per usual, until we have to kill them,
it's already too late.
More and more people are incompatible
with everything I value.
I wish there were somewhere else to go
so I could just walk away from it all.
I feel no ties to a society based on fear and greed.
I have no particular desire to watch everything burn.
How did people turn from what they were to what they are
so quickly?  Maybe I was meant to change, but I didn't.
I haven't.  I won't.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.