Barry Dickson is a retired Creative Director. His poetry has appeared in journals including North American Review, PEARL, and HazMat Literary Review. He’s been a Hearst Poetry Prize finalist and received a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention.” http://barry-dickson.com
Message from My Late Mother to All Governments
In Memory: Lillian Davis Dickson Siswein
Here here, no fighting. Stop it!
Be careful with that, you’ll hurt someone.
All right you guys, knock it off.
Eh, eh, no hitting, no hitting…I don’t care
who started it. No hitting.
Don’t leave this place looking like a cyclone hit it.
What in the world is going on?
Now look what you’ve done.