We Never Learn

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Psychedelic – photo by Wild Thing

Suppertime
The parents talked
Race riots … Viet Nam
Two Kennedys
Malcom X
And a King
Dead ...
Hate motivated 

TV images
Flicker
In black and white
Flag draped coffins
Taps playing
Tear stained
Grieving faces
Fill the screen 

Hippies
Dancing
Dropping out
Burning draft cards
Meanwhile ...
Four girls
A Wild-eyed guru
Turn murderer 

Our nation
Forgets the past
Now repeating
Its mistakes
Without Walter
Telling us
“That’s the way it is.”

Wild Thing ©2016
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