Anthony Pretlow

Flimsy Flip Flops

They’re worn instead of slippers. You’d wear them until they’re paper thin. You’d buy them from the shoe store stacked in a plastic bin.

In the early days of summer, you turned away from shoes. You’d lose them in the sandbox. They were mostly pinks and blues.

They were held on by a toehold that came apart a lot. You’d plug them with a stick. That was the best it got.

In their last days, your footprint was molded in and the peg between your toes had caused blisterin’.

In the latter days of summer you could use them with Birkenstocks, but never can you wear socks with your flimsy Flip-Flops.

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Justice Clarence “Rastus” Thomas

What they’re trying to tell us is that we’re being controlled by religious-right zealots.

They’re stripping us of some personal rights with visions of Gilead within their sights.

While we’re keeping it honest. SCOTUS is led by Justice Clarence “Rastus” Thomas.

In him, they chose the whitest black man…

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Anthony Pretlow

Anthony Pretlow

Avid reader. INTJ. Artist. Editor. Baseball enthusiast. Devoted father of five. Sound money advocate. Happily married/ retired. Being right is overrated.