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DecPoWriMo 16

Welcome this is 
your new home
not what you were
expecting is it

land of bureaucracy
sitting on the floor
expecting improvement
while staying dirt poor

and since you are here
let us explain
we’ve lost count of our rights
how few remain

we the people
try to limit people
from describing themselves
as people

and as for the others
the less said the better
we follow malpractice
to the letter

pay no attention
to the insurrection
that is bending
in your direction

we’d rather say hi
and give some gift cards
get used to being American
we find it’s pretty hard

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher