Jackboots in Summer
jackboots came to Charlottesville this summer
storm troopers in tribute to the KKK
polo shirts, khakis and red hats
worn like golfers at Mar-a-Lago
marking the OK in tribute to their small hands
we Americans pay homage to our enemies
in this land of sovereignty
let’s put up statues
to fit nicely in our historic town squares
and set model Kamikaze planes
on display in Pearl Harbor to the memory
of the steel-nerved men
who gave their lives
in devotion to
those who fought brother against brother
for the sake of owning human chattel honor?
while Germany fights to erase its history
we revel in ours?
Jews exterminated; Blacks
taken captive: is this racial divide or genocide?
you pick your side