Resistance Poetry 2019.10

Don’t Ask.

Nov 1 · 8 min read

Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for you.

It seems to be the credo of the times, from the highest office in the land to the depths of social media. It’s all about milking the system for cash and attention.

I worry I’m contributing to our cultural demise by writing on Medium and promoting poetry in this publication and on Twitter. Am I an in-denial self-promoter seeking fame and validation? Would the world be better without my online engagement? Maybe. (Check out poet Jonathan Greene’s musing on these issues.)

I think daily about going dark. Then something like this comes across my screen.

And I keep going.


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