VOTE TRUMP CHALKED ON A WALL IN MY RUSTBELT CITY, a poem by Freesia McKee, featured on Life As Activism

“VOTE TRUMP” CHALKED ON A WALL IN MY RUSTBELT CITY
by Freesia McKee
Featured on Life as Activism

Walking home
from the protest We pour
water from the bottle another marcher
gave us over this temporary
sign With my wet and dirty
hand Lifting the fist
I would vote with Taking the side
of my arm and smearing it out
I can feel my breath From my heart
When I remember to Downtown
Walking home from the protest
Many of these buildings unoccupied
for decades Many of these buildings
sinking slowly so close to the river


Freesia McKee is a working poet. Her words have appeared in the Huffington PostGertrudePainted Bride QuarterlyBurdock, and Sundress Press’s Political Punch anthology. She co-hosts The Subtle Forces, a weekly morning show on Riverwest Radio in which two of Milwaukee’s wittiest, devilish non-men explore a “subtle force” that messes with every aspect of their lives.

 

 

 

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