Some Rights

Right to property
Right to protect property
Encrypt everything
Make private
I am so right and if I’m not
   I’m gonna burn yr FB wall down
Be something for sale
Be a strategy
Last fall was tough on us
Ask after me
Ask after me again
Small business owners
Big pharma
There are said to be 7000
   bodies buried under
   that university
If we write, it’s identity
If they write, it’s Reflections
   on American Legacy

Those aren’t just letters
Punk a bunch of coffins

Copyright © 2017 by Jillian Weise. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 19, 2017, by the Academy of American Poets.