The List

by John D. Evans

Country first?

Before everything?

Before all things?

Country first?

Before prayer?

Before people?

Before policies?


Am I less than a patriot?

If, to me,

Country’s not first

Am I against the country?

Hell no

I love my country

But country

Is not first

God is first

Life is first

Love is first

Eating, sleeping,

And breathing are first

For me, music and poetry

Are the loves of my life

They are first

We are first

Country is on the list

The List by John D. Evans

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