If I Were a Winner

If I were a winner
I would tell my fans:
Open your arms
And embrace the people
Who have come to the street
To protest.

But now from Trump
We only hear insult.*
So we take to the street
Whether response is a bullet
Or a smile.

Majid Naficy
November 10, 2016

* Trump’s twit: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting, Very unfair!”