. The enemy has canceled me And yet, as far as I can see, I still exist, I am still here And so resist and have no fear. Theirs is a vile, historic curse, But this time, friends, it will be worse. There’s nothing new in what they say, The vicious Brown Shirts of our day. The threat is real, it does advance And must be stopped while there’s a chance. We know where all of this will end--- A patriot cannot pretend. Their re-set we dare not allow--- The place is here, the time is now. . . Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet.