Thursday, March 29, 2018

[Dear Angry Mob] by Joshua Beckman


[Dear Angry Mob]

Dear Angry Mob,
 
Oak Wood Trail is closed to you. We
feel it unnecessary to defend our position,
for we have always thought of ourselves
(and rightly, I venture) as a haven for
those seeking a quiet and solitary
contemplation. We are truly sorry
for the inconvenience.
 
Signed,
 
                                 Ranger Lil
 
 
PS            Ofttimes as the day ends
                      on a wet bed of yellow leaves
                            or the sky densens gray and dark
                 I am brought to imagine
                      the growing disquiet
                             in the hearts of my countrymen 

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