Another Thanksgiving Prayer

As it's been 30 years since William Burroughs' legendary Thanksgiving Prayer was recorded, I thought a contemporary tribute was in order.

To David Bowie in hope he is still alive.
Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016.

Thanks for McRib and artisanal burgers, destined to be shat out through wholesome American guts.

Thanks for a constitution to litigate and dismantle.

Thanks for the internet to provide a modicum of anger and abuse.

Thanks for fake news to shill and spin, leaving the truth to rot.

Thanks for euphemisms for white supremacy.

Thanks for the American dream, vulgarized and falsified until the bare lies shone through.

Thanks again for the KKK, for militarized police still feelin' their notches.

For congressional Republicans, with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces.

Thanks for "All Lives Matter" stickers.

Thanks for ignoring AIDS until it was too late.

Thanks for rendition and domestic surveillance.

Thanks for a country where everyone's always checking their tweets.

Thanks for a media that stinks.

Yes, thanks for all the memories — hands up, don't shoot!

You're still a headache, and you're still at war.

Thanks for Donald Trump.

Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.