We Never Learn


Psychedelic – photo by Wild Thing

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

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

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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