Two More Years

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two more years, 
I think,
until I won’t 
get offended
on Twitter

or into fights
with “friends”

until I can
turn on the news
and not want to cry
until
it’s safe to pick up
a newspaper
without worrying
I’ll rip it to shreds

two more years,
I think,
we can get
through this
because
the days are long
but the years are short

and maybe
they will be
even shorter

we can only
hope

remember hope?
remember change?

who’s laughing now,
huh?