Everyday Wars

we are all in

trenches

different trenches

readying for a war

not named,

now long started.

the enemy

one another

crouched

for attack

before

uniforms

can be chosen.

no battle plan

just continuous

misfires

into stars

that scatter

allowing

a darkness

that never leaves.

our flag

in all its glory

flying high

in exclusion

honor misplaced

for those who

fought

for those who still

fight.

their sacrifice

hard won guarantees

for the freedom

equality brings

justice brings

unity brings.

the trenches

too dark

to see the fear.

but

shoulder to shoulder

we feel the

tremors.

jackieshields

02.12.19

#mini/wars/destroy

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