NaPoWriMo 2021 Day 16

A Moment Passes - simple abstract image

Taken for Granted

I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean, really, no fear!" -- Nina Simone

Freedom to put off fixing that taillight
on a car that still flaunts an Obama bumper sticker.
Freedom to buy one item
and carry it out of the store without a bag.
Even Skittles.
Freedom to have THC in your blood
but no one ever knows
because it stays in your body.
Freedom to hold a toy in Wal-Mart.
Freedom to talk on the phone in your backyard.
Freedom to sleep in your own bed
in your own home
and wake in the morning
to another day with no fear.

-- Carl Bettis


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