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Colorado Poet Robert Cooperman ~ “Society For Progressive Change Acquires Nuclear Weapon”


Society For Progressive Change Acquires a Limited

Nuclear Device: 

The Second American Civil War

By Colorado Poet Robert Cooperman

Narration By Roger Netzer


Ted says he knows how to transport it safely

and how to detonate it, and that he’s picked out

a target, and best for us not to ask where,

though he enjoys the secrecy a little too much.


All this in retaliation for Guns for America

setting off one on the Brooklyn Bridge,

the deaths terrible, contamination even worse.

The gun boys never really thought New York

was part of their country, just pretended

to mourn September 11th; in secret, they gloated

the jihadis had done them the world’s biggest favor.


So Ted set off like an old lady who drives

only to and from church, so he wouldn’t

be stopped by the state bulls, all in the pay

of Guns for America, at least enough of them

to make the trip like infiltrating enemy territory,


which it’s come to, with this war that won’t

ever end, and which we know we can’t win,

only make sure they don’t either: no one sane

enough to say, “We’re destroying the country.”


But no one, not even me, seems to care anymore.








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