How grand, the store’s AC cool,
Shelves and freezers full ….
Must be a great morning ….
If six migrants and a coyote are in a Border Patrol van,
If a huge water main break is streaming water over streets and lawns,
If the “boot camp” barely can keep bandages on damaged youth,
If new wars heat up to red hot in the empire’s aftermath,
If veterans are wondering, shot full of pain
And local health systems are collapsing,
And Highways are clogged with cars ….
And the gas flows,
Goods drop into shopping carts,
Cell phones beep,
World Cup soaks introspection ….
On on ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid June 2014