America is a junkie
who will shoot almost anything that will give it
the rush, the high of racism, violence and white nationalism
Having lost the Oxycodone of slavery
it has a long history of using
Jim Crow and the KKK
booted thugs and violence against people of color
Black men die in the streets.
Brown children are caged at the border.
The rush for Junkie America is incredible
so it will do anything to get high.
Today Junkie America broke into it's parent's house
to steal the keys to the family car.
America's parents need to sent it to treatment
have it committed
as a danger to self and others
It will take some time.
America will kick and scream and curse
it may spend some time in seclusion.
But maybe, just maybe
one night, drinking bad coffee
it will sit down next to a grizzled old ex-junkie
with scarred knuckles and broken nose
Admit that it is powerless over it's bigotry and hatred
and it's life has become unmanageable
Then it must make a decision.
It will be a bitter pill to swallow.
But it won't be the hardest one
I hope you get sober, but I need to warn you
That 5th Step is a bitch
and Step 9 will nearly kill you.
But if you do it, if you work your program
The world will look at you again with respect
and your family might actually have a decent Thanksgiving Dinner again