All I Can Do

I feel the malevolent thunder
coming from the Right
a howling nativistic storm
led by the Orange monster
swirling and marshaling
for their inevitable attack

And all I can do,
is breathe the fearful angry air
hold the people and things
I love tighter and deeper
and unflinchingly prepare

To hit back with
a brutal and merciless precision
of my own
with a steely reserve
I will resist
I will fight

Words with Words
Ideas with Ideas
Fire with Fire

With my brothers and sisters in arms,
I will wage political war
louder and harder
then my enemies.
Like my very existence,
my country’s very existence
depends upon it.

Because it does
Brothers and Sisters
It does

 

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John Michael Antonio

John Michael Antonio is a freelance writer, photographer, poet and screenwriter. He claims his Midwestern roots while at the same time admitting his incurable and insatiable love and addiction for all things New York City. He has been the husband to his wife, the love of his life, for almost thirty years and is a father of three wonderful children. He is an unapologetic male feminist as well as a passionate lover of fashion, art, movies and music from all eras and genres. An endless dreamer, John Michael is also an avid historian, ex-punk rocker and a legendary Internet surfer who sleeps, on average, about four hours a day.

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