here in america
we yell at each other as though
anger were a pre-existing condition,
and diatribe an anagram of democracy;
but screaming doesn’t make it so:
louder and truer are not synonyms—
the same goes for rich and smart.
the word becomes flesh
the light shines in the darkness
and the shouting cannot put it out.
I love this one! Esp. “Louder doesn’t make it so.”
I am printing this one out to put next to the television.
Brought a quiet smile to my face this morning.
“Only love can conquer hate.”