Dear friend who doesn’t like to get political
Dear friend who doesn’t like to “get political,”
Farm bill. Food stamps. Farm subsidies. Food safety. Poisoned.
Eating is a political act.
Car emissions. Smog warning. Ozone action. Factory exhaust. Suffocation.
Breathing is a political act.
No music. Test teaching. Politician’s curriculum. Slashed budgets. Dumbed.
Education is a political act.
High premium. Expensive meds. Uninsured bankruptcy. Untreated. Preexisting until you unexist.
Health is a political act.
Farm runoff. Waste treatment. Lead water. Depleted aquifers. Parched.
Drinking is a political act.
Bears Ears. Natural parks. Algal blooms. Dying reefs. Homeless.
Recreation is a political act.
Trade laws. Labor rights. Underpaid. Overtime. Destitute.
Working is a political act.
Neighborhood watch. Stand your ground. Speed limits. Slow . . . at risk children at play.
Safety is a political act.
Unemployment. Social security. Disability. Promised entitlements. Uncertainty.
The future is a political act.
Museums. Public works. Heart appreciation. Examined…