(dedicated to the forgetting of poet laureate Frank Sherlock)
No, no, no; no, no, no!
We need something more innovative than pronouns.
don't eclipse down trodden people-- that's unjust.
It is worse--
silent, silent, silent, silent, silent, silent
that shouts lies they never said?
Each, all, every, and, both are heinous?
It’s a simple question. Yes or no,
no place for equivocation, nor distanciation, no not empathizing.
Affirmation or denial, nod or shake, just a sharp break.
Of course, catch your breath.
Issues are much, more, fraught than they often suggest.
The conscience, the work, the struggle is exhausting and complex:
Have you stopped beating your two wives yet?