Dem Wuz Da Days

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Dem Wuz Da Days

It used to be that
when we said, “Oh,
that’s a riot,” we meant
it was laughable or
it was so totally unreal
it begged to be ignored.

But that was long ago.

Now it has come to mean
Kevlar vests, batons,
stun guns and helmets;
tear gas and gas masks.

Nowadays, regardless of
who’s in or out of office, or
who wants to move them
into or out of office,
“Oh, that’s a riot,” means
something else altogether.

I long for the return of comedy.

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