Frank C. Modica
Frank C Modica is a retired teacher who taught children with special needs for over 34 years. His writing is animated by interests in history, geography, and sociology. Frank’s short story “Homemade” was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Midway Journal 2017 -1000 Below Flash Prose and Poetry contest. His poem “Rainbow Bus” was the 2017 Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Transit District Poem Contest winner and was featured on all the local buses for a month. His work has appeared in Slab, Black Heart Magazine, The Tishman Review, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, and FewerThan500.
History Repeats Itself
after Martin Niemoller
I clapped when they came
for the whistleblower because
he was selling out America,
poisoning patriotic American minds.
I cheered when they came
for the Democrats in Congress
because they hate America
and they want to take away my guns.
I raised a Budweiser toast when they came
for the RINOs in the heartland of the country
because they all were secret Democrats
and going to hell anyway.
I waved my MAGA hat after I mildly
questioned the China trade tariffs
but they came for me anyway.
There was no one left to speak for me.