Trigger Warning

This next poem
attempts to speak the truth
and may force recognitions
ordinarily avoided

This next poem
doesn’t know how to behave
and may ruin the whole day
of a politically correct reader

This next poem
will never be declared safe
for nursery or classroom
and selected for an anthology

This next poem
has slipped in from the woods
and may carry off in its jaws
the unwary pets of the greenzone.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.