Across The Firing Range.

Across the spectrum, from you to me,

we are told to be

patriotic, to shoulder the gun

and protect the country,

to fight for our right to be free,

don’t ask me if I could put a gun

to another man’s face,

eye to eye

you might not like the answer,

but I would rather not;

yet somehow being Transgender

makes you unfit to serve

under Trump’s bold vision,

so as an unfit, overweight

pacifist who you don’t want to see

pull a trigger, I would be welcome more

than the brave, more than brave,

personnel who would take a bullet for you,

now doesn’t that strike you

as a little odd

Madame President;

for I doubt you have the balls.


Ian D. Hall 2017