George Washington’s Ivory Teeth

In fifty years no one will know
the forced repression of history.

Slavery will follow Sand Creek
into oblivion.

Emptied pages of text books
will be filled with current tabloid articles.

The opioid epidemic and school shootings
overwritten in the same manner.

So will Appalachian poverty
and black lung.

Love canal.
Three mile island.

The Vietnam and Iraq wars.
The Sons of Liberty.

Teapot Dome scandal.
The January 6th insurrection.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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