Saturday Poetry

These Times We Live In

By Billie Daddario

These times we live in

some say a throwback to the

dust bowl and great depression

with breadlines and massive homelessness.

These times we live in

Some say are a throwback to

Selma and Kent State and voter suppression.

This is its own time.

With its own heaving and struggle

with jack boots on the ground

pressing down on our neck ,

the Dow losing ground

politicians losing face

this is its own folly

killer aerosol without a cure.

This is its own time.

With its own heaving breath.

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