The Whole Truth

“Americans … need to watch what they say, watch what they do.” —Ari Fleisher, former White House press secretary; September 26, 2001

I say this: You will not corral me,
Shear my words or dock my tongue. I
Will not cut it out. My mouth is holy.
I am the human form divine. I
Promise that my broken feet
Will trample through your dreams.
I will lick your neck, your body
Politic, keep you awake. I will
Trouble your dark sleep
As you’ve troubled mine. I do not
Fear the wild beasts for I am
Blessed. Black sheep, nightmare, wooly dis-
Invitation—I am the little lamb of God
Damn. God damn.