Sunday, February 20, 2011

YET

were we to bury the wordly body a U.S. demagogue
surely
we'd lay the mass in a Swarovski-lined coffin lodged in a redwood sarcophagus
small as a thimble considering the immensity
of His sins.


oh, to be but a man.
to say "U.S." with such little conviction: the color of a flag, patterened kilt,
the detours our grandfathers took--none matter, and yet

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