You Can’t Have the Quiet Life Anymore

Even when democracy wins, you have to
worry about tyranny and authoritarianism

(and the United States’ status in the world)
because if past leadership doesn’t wind up

in jail, they’ll have the Internet and television
to propagate conspiracy, which seems to be

the foundation of their burgeoning fascist
party. So you have to be ready for the next

opportunity for a despot to strike. And you
can’t have the quiet life anymore because

you have to worry and fret about America
instead of sitting around the fire in a sweater

from Lands’ End, sipping tea or wine in a
log cabin by the lake…. Or the equivalent.

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Autumnal Hymns

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