February 7, 2018
Received your unsigned request for redress,
Couldn't miss the self-righteousness,
Evident in the self-lessness.
I remember you as "Not Me"
In the pages of "Family Circus;"
Glad to see you have progressed
From denial-ability to anonymity.
Recess any more into your unattested distress,
And I couldn't respect you any less,
Creator of gutless excess.
If a man in a crisis falls back on what he knows best*,
You step forward with obscure epithets,
And my only real regret is the inability
To call you out, anonymous.
Please refrain from games of fake largesse.
We all are names that put credence
To claims that defame or inflame.
Don a mask and we can still get a sense
Of skin and bone, character and intent.
Come as a complete unknown,
And you flail without a backbone.
I am sure you read this
As evidence you have been oppressed,
When all I have expressed,
Is a distaste of your cowardly unpleasantness.
* With a nod to The Cowboy Junkies' "First Recollection."