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Sanctions



I would like to impose sanctions on,
well, almost everybody. Boycotts, blockades,
tariffs and taxes.  Let's put half the population
to work building cells to imprison the other half,
and then divide them and do it again.
Let's get creative with our punishments and penalties.
They know what they did!
(They continue to do it!)
"Impunity" is the worst word.
Let them confess everything.
Arrest them!  Indict them!  Convict them!
Sentence them to the cruel and unusual.
Judge, jury, executioner—
first round is on me.

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