Sleepwear

What can you do with a nation in pajamas
Shuffling around in marijuana smoke?
How can dignity be restored
To those who barely possessed it?

(BURNING JOKE)

What can u do w/a nation in pajamas
Whose baby-mamas wait for government checks?
How can a people be taught to read
Who only live to peruse their phone ?

(TELE-SEX)

What can u do w/a nation in pajamas
Rolling-jiggling toward morbidly obese?
How will that nation be made to grasp
That poverty is learned response ?

(MORE POLICE)


PROMPT 22

write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.

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