why didn’t the FBI?

“The FBI took
digital pictures
of everyone
entering the Super Bowl
to match against criminal files.”

when my wife
was falsely arrested
for playing
flute
to a dying elm tree
why didn’t the fbi
send her file
with a cake in it

when we bussed
to DC
to protest
the false inauguration
of George W
why didn’t the fbi
send us photos
of standing in the cold rain
shouting
hail to the thief

when I sent emails
deconstructing
the false economy
why didnt the fbi
correct
my spelling

when my folk-groovin’ band
held a self-produced gathering
to reconstruct
the false reality
why didnt the fbi
send us the bill
for their blown-out
microphones

– ian wilder

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