Charlottesville Pantoum

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,
Heather Heyer posts. (Her last post)
The president blows his dog whistle.
“Unite the Right” flyers don’t mention the statue.

Heather Heyer posts her last post.
Counter-protestors bring signs.
“Unite the Right” flyers don’t mention the statue
of General Lee looking down from his horse.

Counter-protestors bring signs.
Nazis bring torches, guns, and shields.
General Lee looks down from his horse
at swastikas and Confederate flags.

The Nazis have torches, guns, and shields,
chant, Blood and soil and Jews will not replace us,
wave swastikas and Confederate flags.
Some very fine people.

chant, Blood and soil and Jews will not replace us,
the president says, (No more dog whistles)
Some very fine people.
If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

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