By CL Bledsoe
Watering the dying cypress trees representative of virtue signaling.
A well-meaning but impotent preacher as commentary on sea-lioning the conversation about affordable mental health options.
Painting a crumbling capitol building representing the death of unionization.
Tooth decay as a metaphor for class mobility.
Something strange but unspoken about a thicket as a metaphor for women’s rights.
A drunken old man who falls but doesn’t realize he’s hurt representative of creeping voter disenfranchisement.
Sharing a recipe for an inedible dessert as a metaphor for American exceptionalism.
An orphan child who is never named representative of violence against the LGBTQ community.
The Misfit as metaphor for #alllivesmatter.