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ryan quinn flanagan | goebbels would be proud

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Goebbels Would Be Proud

Saw today
that they censored
Huck Finn.


Replaced the “N” word
with the word slave,
like being a slave is
somehow
better.


Anyways,
I got to thinking how proud
Goebbels would be
now that books are
under fire
again.


The present
rewriting the past
to serve its present
needs.


And not to worry,
there will be things you do in this lifetime
that future generations will nix
from the record.


Now if you’ll excuse me,
I must get back to the Collected Works
of Alexander Pope.


4 ft. 6
(where it matters)
and still
translating
Homer.


Searching for heroes
tall enough
to get on the roller
coaster.

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