It’s 8:30 on Saturday morning
And I am thinking about trauma
After hearing that Representative Kim’s
Blue suit
Will be in a museum
They called him a hero
And a practical man
But I saw an act of despair
Picking up the trash left
After violence
The suit is now an artifact of trauma
Preserved by historians in the hope
that we don’t brush the trash
Under the rug
or worse deny there was a clean up
or worse that any trash was there in the first place
and it feels like this is what life is
just endless detritus that we discard
sometimes in the dark
sometimes in the light
sometimes by preserving it in a museum
because what else can you do
after despair
except clean up the trash

Representative Kim’s suit goes to the Smithsonian

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