Vox Populi

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Jose Padua: To the Trump Supporter Who Called Me and My Kids Dirtbags

Because I try to respond
to racism and ignorance
with something positive,
intelligent, and sophisticated,
and because I always
try to set a good example
for my children,
but mostly because my wife
managed to stop me
before I began exchanging
insults with you,
I said nothing back
to you, didn’t call you
an asshole, a loser,
a stupid dick or a fatuous twat,
didn’t give you the finger,
didn’t walk up to you
with intent to smack you,
but instead walked ahead
with my family at my side
like noble time travelers,
leaving you behind
on your park bench
outside the pawn shop
in the small town
we both live in,
in a vast country
some call America
and others call
home.


 

Copyright 2017 Jose Padua

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Photograph by Jose Padua

One comment on “Jose Padua: To the Trump Supporter Who Called Me and My Kids Dirtbags

  1. triciaknoll
    August 28, 2017

    ….like noble time travelers…

    Liked by 2 people

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