This Brave New World, LVIII
Inspired by Mike Pence's upcoming memoir, So Help Me God
armed to the teeth
MAGA patriots are here ...
in a cold sweat
he wakes up to the image
of gallows on Capitol Hill
FYI: Insider, October 14: Mike Pence says his relationship with Trump 'broke down' after the election and describes facing down the president's pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 results in new autobiography.
One report featuring comments from MAGA message boards where Trump supporters mapped out plans to derail Joe Biden's lawful win included a line about lawmakers only leaving the US Capitol one of two ways: "in a bodybag" or "after rightfully certifying Trump the winner."
Added: The Brave New World, LIX
written in response to Inaugural poet and activist AmandaGorman's remark: The truth is, "one nation under guns."
of horns and tire screeches ...
in a road-rage gunfight
shoot each other's daughters
FYI: The Independent, October 14: Two fathers shoot each other’s daughters in Florida road-rage gunfight.
Added: Three Hundred and Forty-Ninth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
this chilly eve
of the Party Congress ...
over Sitong Bridge
a red banner unfurls the words:
Freedom, Not Lockdowns
FYI: Sitong Bridge is located in Beijing's northwestern Haidian district, one of the busiest parts of the city.
And Politics: China, DW News, Oct. 13: Banner in Beijing displays rare voices of dissent
"We want dignity, not lies. We need reform, no cultural revolution," the white banner continued in red letters. "We want to vote, not a leader. Don't be slaves, be citizens."