Jen Meinhardt, Staff Writer
We Pledged Allegiance
To a flag
Of the formerly misinformed united states of Northern America
(but south of Canada)
A sort-of republic?
(if you’re a rich lobbyist)
Several mini nations combined into one,
We tried to stand for it,
Under many god’s because we weren’t supposed to be a theocracy
Unless you wish to loiter in public spaces or if you are Black and Out in Public
Unless your Muslim and wish to practice your faith
(or gay or trans or Jewish or Latinx or disabled or poor or an immigrant– who’s
this justice for
* a Straight White Middle Aged Able Bodied and Minded White Man.
***go out and Vote
This article was originally published in the Nov. 9, 2018 issue.