Birthright

It has been years
since I nailed
poems to doors
emulating Martin Luther
with his Disputation
on the Power
and Efficacy
of Indulgences
.

I do not expect
my poems
to have the same
worldly impact,
but I promised myself
to do my part
to change the world
for the better.

Now, over a bowl
of buttered
and peppered
pinto beans,
I consider
Amanda Gorman
at the inauguration
and think
There is our
modern Martin Luther.

Her Martin Luther King.

No. No.

Her Amanda.
Wholly and completely.

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