living is easy

no red wall.

no red button free-fall.

lives mattered without malice

without protocol

all lived by what appeared to be simple means

ranches, capes, basic joists

dreaming the American dream

nothing trite about what we understood

we had more than most

most did not give would they could

saving the earth by way of the dime bag

no pale ale

just bong hits and bonfires

redemption found when a dollar had been given

on Sundays as a basket passed

too young to understand Nixon

old enough to mourn John

we were discovering Lady Chatterlay’s Lover

our bodies were ourselves

living among bathtub Mary’s and American flags on the front lawn

set in stones that were thrown

‘you were right…or, you were wrong’

i can remember hearing of Elvis

where he was

how he had been found

to my young mind i pondered…

‘how quickly life can be upstaged without a sound’

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Impeach the Anger in Politics?

“When you put a gun in the hands of a fool…pretty soon both will go off!”

Samuel J. Byck Carrying a Picket Sign
30 Nov 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA — Philadelphia: Samuel J. Byck (seen in 11/30/73 file photo) carries a picket sign calling for the impeachment of the President outside where he worked in Philadelphia. Byck is the would be hijacker who died trying to commandeer a jetliner in Baltimore last week, intended to crash the aircraft into the White House, according to columnist, Jack Anderson, 2/27/74

Byck, a misguided and perhaps, mentally unstable and angry man, high school drop out, former enlisted man, mistakenly uses violence as a form of…political advocacy.  Guns for a cause…perhaps!

Tell me, Sam Byck, if you were to have lived, what would you offer for a state of the state, resolution, now?

For if nothing else, humanity continues to belittle the meek.  Make money makers of the hate mongers.  And, most importantly, offer to the gods…the young an impressionable by way of the needle.
With all that stood before you, Nixon, divorce, denial, joblessness…could the world near you fall further?
Indeed, we have…
When you stir things up from the bottom, Mr. Trump, Mr. Rubio, the bottom is what you are going to get!

Byck decided a revolution was needed to fix the rampant corruption he perceived, with politicians being more concerned about keeping special interests happy, rather than helping actual American citizens.  He also believed the government was conspiring with those special interest to keep people who were poor, down-and-out.