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My country in the era of hate speech

I am an embarrassing twitch

Of failing ignorance that’s why

I carry cherry wine blossoms

Like an abandoned retrofit

Of eccentricity in a red blue pickup

Truck of maddening laughter

All my Thursday evenings have turned

My frenzy readings into a bounty head

Within a homecoming bullet

That’s why I am learning to forget my

Speech just like my country

Marching with its tongue tied

To a barbed wire of insanity

Of course, our history

Is a barbaric irony

That’s why I live in my hometown turf now

Safe & Sound

Carrying the kind of silence

We feign to detest

My country becoming a vowel

Deathstruck in a spectacle

We hate to confess.