OctPoWriMo 10

Today I couldn’t
Take the street I always take
To the library

They were setting up
Tables and chairs for cocktails
I found out later

And when I drove home
A guitar noodled while folks
Sat close together

I went another
Way back home—Main Street protests
Each side of the street

I couldn’t get through
The barricade set up for
The deplorables

So I drove around
The block playing John Lennon’s
Gimme Some Truth as

Loud as I possibly could