Confederate Trash
Kristin Richardson Jordan

The confederate flag still lingers
Like spoiled food
Some wanted to save it
But it was made from tainted ingredients
And kept out so long that the roaches and flies it attracted
Made a new home of the countertop
So now it’s stain, the smell, and these insects
Still attack our senses
Even as we finally place it in the trash

(c) 2015 Kristin Richardson Jordan