proud woke-a-naut

of the anti-growth cohort,

always remoaning

the extent of the staining.

remaining resolute,

right to my root

that the powers that be

have never represented me.

forty nine years

of their grifted fears

that some day

they’ll take me away.

so of course I defend

the rights of my friends

defend kindness always

until the end of my days.

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