Chicken Wire

Chicken Wire

He was talkin’
about free range chickens,
labeled free,
but still in fences

when we came across
in of all places, Marin,
a sign saying, “Trump 2016,”

nailed high upon
a tall tree
by a large ranch,
enclosed in barbed wire fence,

so I got out,
and started walking.

Two birds flew from my hands
as I strolled past
the sign for the candidate
I wish we’d all dump.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.