Freedom’s Not Free by Peter Crowley

Independent Sunshine was stopped by the police
Sunshine asks, “What’s the matter, you don’t like my freedom?”
to a cop wearing a “freedom’s not free” hat

The cop, timorously, albeit threateningly,
waves an enormous American flag at Sunshine,
as if scaring away foxes from the chicken coop

When Sunshine remarked,
“Thanks for reminding me what country we’re in!”
it was promptly arrested for “violent” defamation

Sunshine now sits in the county jail.
When police tell family and friends of its truculent
defamation, they nodded knowingly

It’s no wonder Sunshine didn’t make bail


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