. Resist Arrest Instead of Arresting Resistance In Denmark, something now is very rotten, As fetid as the food-scraps in the trash That we have, somehow, carelessly forgotten To take outside. Our mood begins to crash As we reluctantly, ashamed, take heed Of our inured abject incompetence. Some reinvigoration’s what we need, A cattle-prod to jolt our indolence. Supposed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, To have established, now and evermore, The sheer supremacy of Federal clout, The bureaucrats will kick us to the floor Unless we raise our hackles and project A sudden minatory show of fangs, For nothing else is likely to protect Us from the parasitic Deep State gangs. It won’t be fun, nor was it meant to be, And everyone should know this from the start, But if one dwells upon posterity, It’s easier to fortify the heart. So far it’s something we just talk about, But soon the wokesters will be at our door. We must defend what we can’t live without, And we’ll oblige them if they want a war. . . Personal Space It’s said of me, I like to keep things cozy: I hold my hole-cards tight against my vest But shy away when people get too nosy. The future doesn’t always look so rosy, But as for now, it seems that I’ve been blessed. It’s said of me, I like to keep things cozy, And if, sometimes, I come across as dozy, It’s best to let me catch a bit of rest. I shy away when people get too nosy But offer them a lovely Dutch-grown posie To gaze upon when they become depressed. It’s said of me, I like to keep things cozy, And if this poem turns a bit too prosy, I hope it’s something you can still digest. I shy away when people get too nosy And often turn my back and start to mosey Along to where I’m treated like a guest. It’s said of me, I like to keep things cozy But shy away when people get too nosy. . . C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. Hundreds of his poems have appeared in scores of print and electronic journals out of North America, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Australia and India. His collection, Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder was published in 2013 by White Violet Press.