“Fired” by Kim Stafford

You’re fired up now—now
that the alpha boss is Boss
of the world. You’re on fire
to testify for fact, ready to stand
before the bulldozer plowing
sacred ground, thrilled to call
every congressional father,
mother, daughter, son
to witness for the plucky
and the good. No more
apprentice seeking to be
hired. You already have
a job: join to guide the man
to a proper understanding
of who we are in this nation
now on Earth.

He can’t fire you,
but he can fire you up.

Reprinted by permission of the author from The Flavor of Unity: Post-Election Poems, by Kim Stafford (Portland, Oregon: Little Infinities, 2017).

“Inside Silk” © 1983 by Cristina White

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Urban Addict: London, San Francisco, Portland, Paris. Island Girl: Manila, Manhattan, Maui. Life-long: Writer. Reader. Artist. Dancer.
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