American Appetites

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American Appetites

Narrow are the Base Paths
        Our 
        Children
        Race 
        Around.

Slender are the Willows
        That,
        Shade
        Our
        Flowing 
        Creeks. 

Thin is our Forgiveness
	For
	Apologies
        Unmade.

Precarious is the Tightrope
	Our
	Hearts
	Dance
	Upon.

Paltry is our Patience
	For
	Red Lights
	In
        Commutes.
 
Solid is the Constitution
	Our
        Democracy
        Rests
        Upon. 

But Wide as the Mississippi is our
	Capacity for
  	Kindness, 
        Generosity,
        And 

        Apple Pie.

. . . j
from the Childhood Remedy and Other Such collection

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