Letter to the editor: Kendall Merriam

Lisa for ME

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 2:15pm

For Lisa Savage, Candidate

I was alive

when the first bomb went off

you probably were not

being 78 as I am

does not allow enough energy

to run for Senate (U. S.)

but you energized by years of teaching

real work the others haven’t done

slim and attractive looking

years of picketing BIW.

were you there at the launching

of the Irwin S. Rommel?

Bath down so low

that it would take any work

do you remember

the young guy

who leapt out of the crowd

and yelled “Rommel was a Nazi!”

just as Rommel’s wife swung the bottle

We need to abandon the military

you have been trying

life is in your heart

six billion people

are depending on you

as an honest voice for peace

your opponents

have ridiculous amounts of money

much from weaponeers

how do they live with themselves

steaks and rifles

so few standing tall against them—you!


Kendall Merriam, Home, 9/15/2020 8:31 PM

Listening to silence, then PBS news.