From his poem, “A Thanksgiving Prayer”… Be sure to read on to my comments following his poem.
“Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts —
thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison —
thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger —
thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot —
thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes —
thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through —
thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces —
thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers —
thanks for laboratory AIDS —
thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs —
thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business —
thanks for a nation of finks — yes, thanks for all the memories… all right, let’s see your arms… you always were a headache and you always were a bore —
thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.”
I don’t know what the hell was going on over at ol’ Bill’s house but that sounds nothing like Thanksgiving when I was growing up. We just ate turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. All the best to you and your family.
Thanks for helping to make this a great year.
PS – What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Tell me in a comment below.