June 23, 2010

Reckless Endangerment

by Joseph Veronneau

Mostly used by states attorneys
for defense purposes
against a defendant.
But we are light with the BP's
of the nation
hazardous to health
we don't want to step on too
many toes
we want
an open communication
"they will pay"
we are told
but they have paid
of the amount filed against them
suits and ties look so much neater
than tennis shoes
that stock the shelves at supermarkets
and you can't polish a sneaker.
Unaccountable we stand
as a tarnished nation
with a flag rescinding its stripes
day by day
with the lesson being
those who have not, will not.


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