03.09.18
Weekly poem on Trump Presidency

 

TINA CANE

THE UN(H)ARMED MAN

 

Let us consider the un(h)armed man     rising up

through the asphalt     as if from the broken sea

he propels himself      unto the parking lot    

not brandishing a gun     but cradling a (h)armful

of sweets as he meets your gaze     with tenderness and complete

absence of fear     of malice aforethought or done     he is the one    

you can trust

           as much as you trust yourself

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Tina Cane is the author of Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante (Skillman Avenue Press) and Once More with Feeling (Veliz Books). She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. 

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