The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood by James Croal Jackson

 

(originally published in Parentheses Journal, Fall 2017)

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“Democrats 2018. I mean, have you seen the other guys?”

yes i have
seen my neighbors
we disagree but shit
violins i’m saying welcome
cupcakes i’m saying
welcoming there’s the dirt
we both walk on trust
i’ve seen them
i’ve seen us too

 

(Originally published in The Neglected Ratio, Summer 2017)