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Doug Anderson: The Way Back

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Dear American left (what left?

who’s left?):

could it be that while we were stamping

our feet in righteousness

the Right ran off with the store?

Could it be that while we were busting

each other’s chops

about miniscule infractions of this or that

the Right was building

their corporate tyranny

and getting ready

to steal all the money?

We’ve got to ask ourselves

are we connected

with the poor?

With labor?

With people who do not have an Audi

to stick a bumper sticker on?

Who are we? When I see

black people

presently engaged in disciplined

nonviolent protest against

police brutality

I see the way back.

Once again, they’re showing us how.

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copyright 2015 Doug Anderson

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