It was all about God in those days, working those hours
children in the minivan, McDonald’s
we were so young then,
oak trees could still reach up, able to breathe
California was not on fire yet,
and the Earth
had not yet rebelled against humanity’s insanity.
We left our guns at home
rarely concerned about a break-in
and this was all before Fox news was ever invented
and before trans people had to run for their lives,
France they say is still safe,
and we remember, Josephine Baker.
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