church is canceled, she said,
the democrats have won the House
and the Senate and the Presidency
we are going home to pray for God’s
mercy on this country…
what the hell? I said,
is it really that bad?
yes it is, and worse
they will destroy democracy
and take away our fundamental freedoms
and cause God to place a curse on the land.
all of that,
yes, something has to be done
there is a march schedule for this week
we need to take the government back
do you want to go up there with us?
tell them, I said, to calm down
and stop watching so much
are you always this fucking naive, she said
slamming the church doors in my face.
uh-huh, I said, just another
fine example of faith in action.