now more and more
all these people running around
wearing the American Flag Shirt
and it was more or less once assumed
think but I’m not sure)
that wearing an A.F.S. meant to
say you were pissing on
but now
they keep making them
and everybody keeps buying them
and wearing them
and the faces are just like
the American Flag Shirt—
this one has this face and that shirt
that one has that shirt and this face—
and somebody’s spending money
and somebody’s making money
and as the patriots become
more and more fashionable
it’ll be nice
when everybody looks around
and finds that they are all patriots now
and therefore
who is there left to
except their
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