This Day Is Not Our Holiday
There is nothing holy about this holiday,
there is nothing worth celebrating about it.
No matter how lurid and loud the proclamations are,
I will, as a matter of principle, not hear them at all.
For to lend an ear to such proud pronouncements
is tantamount to celebrating the deaths of our people.
It is equivalent to betrayal of the worst order, it is identical
to legitimizing mass murderers and bigots as saints and role models.
This day is not a holiday, this day is a vigil to mourn the demise
of our people, to bemoan the protection and idolizing of miscreants.