School’s Out

Will Schmit
Jun 5, 2019 · 1 min read
photo by Jacob Stone at Unsplash

The year of half mast flags
dragged in the early summer.
Young families spent weeks
combing the beach
for spent shells.

The sympathy shops
posted photos
of the celebrated dead
at half price, the novelty
of citizen martyrs dwindled.

The talk show hosts,
long silent, went back
to flogging the dispossessed, test
marketing the wail against
bomb scare sirens.

The populous, roused
to the freedom of “as long
as it ain’t me”, saluted
half-hearted
solutions.

The price of gas, spiked
by the spilled blood tax,
kept dignitaries
from driving,
with the top down.

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

Will Schmit

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Poet . New book Head Lines Poems & Provocations is now available wherever books are sold, upon request. Www.schmitbooks.com for music downloads

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

Will Schmit

Written by

Poet . New book Head Lines Poems & Provocations is now available wherever books are sold, upon request. Www.schmitbooks.com for music downloads

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

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