1. Monday, July 4, 2016

    happy birthday, America 

    Happy birthday to my favorite country
    a place where a man born to an African man and a midwestern woman
    can go to Harvard, run for president, become president
    and despite unprecedented Congressional cockblocking and cowardice,
    miraculously pull a nation from a deliberating recession,
    while killing tyrants, ending wars,
    making the nation freer, healthier, and more prosperous
    with style and eloquence.
    As a Cub fan I look the other way when I remember he’s a Sox fan.
    One day I hope his detractors can look the other way
    when they remember
    he’s not like them.
    yours in rock,