Day 895, Children in Cages
Children in cages
On the front pages
Of newspapers throughout the land.
Who had envisioned
Impossible to understand.
Serving as fuel
For Trump’s white supremacy base.
It’s meant to frighten
And meant to tighten
And keep brown folks out of this place.
Unrest is growing;
Conditions grow ever more grim.
That’s without question.
Trump says we’re filled up to the brim.
Testing our morals,
Just what does “America” mean?
Kind, welcoming? Selfish and mean?
A nation with freedom for all.
Some weren’t included;
Some still excluded.
Now Trump says we must build a wall.
Will those of good will heed the call?
Recall the vision
Of kids in prison
As we shoot fireworks on the Mall.