His sign said
“police THEIR brutality”
I went to honk in support but
my feeble push went unregistered
against the steering wheel so
I gave him a thumbs up.
Alone on the corner in the Capitol
with no supporters
the one-man protest looked right at me
but didn’t smile. Maybe I was too
yuppy-looking in my work clothes
or maybe he doesn’t have any smiles left.