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tell me a story, she says

good monkey always willing to bang the drum 

when my button is pushed

but

the sky is falling

sixty million of my brothers and sisters rally behind

a

conman rapist hateful bigot racist cheeto

i wail and gnash teeth as they lay waste to

healthcare and hope education and equality science and sentiment

how can i write when i all see

are

the burning fields of my daughter’s future

tell me a story, she says

make your peace, i say

worship your family

breathe in every moment

squeeze the joy out of every stone

do good and be kind

because

the sky is falling

*takes a bow*

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