when america died…

no one made a sound
lining up to drink the kool-aid
hands over their hearts
singing national anthem
forgetting what the words meant

the parallel story…

Public Domain Image: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah

nation like lot’s wife
looks back instead of ahead
with the same results

 

should be required reading….

those truths
we
held
self-evident
now require
some additional
evidence
equality
defined by
white-robed thugs
or
the constitution
ah yes
the constitution
unalienable rights
endowed
by
their creator
or
the state-approved creator
of
rights
noninclusive listing
of
rights
life
as a serf
or
as a freeman
oh and
then there’s
liberty
with
or
without
police brutality
and
jefferson
must have been
high
on something
to propose
the pursuit of happiness
in a nation
defined
by
corporate
and
political
greed
at the cost
of those
in the most
need
so
my dear
government friends
please
read
paragraph one
carefully
this time
skip
the cliff notes

 

forensic search for truth…

between
tomorrow’s words
and
what you’ve heard
lies
some
bits of truth
but like
humpty dumpty
what was
will never be
again