“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


About Cristina

Urban Addict: London, San Francisco, Portland, Paris. Island Girl: Manila, Manhattan, Maui. Life-long: Writer. Reader. Artist. Dancer.
This entry was posted in Democracy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s