My poetry blog has been empty
For over a month. I still write
But can’t publicly post since
Being identified an enemy of the state –
At least so they tell me because
I question the legitimacy
Of a presidential election
That had a pattern of fraud.
Now I must censor myself
If I want to stay out of jail –
There’s no longer freedom of speech
In the home of the brave.
Poetry is dead in a land where
Diversity of thinking is not allowed.
Place poetry in a pretty box.
Lower her gently into her grave.