danish folktale in america…

Danish Folktale in America

the brown bag prophet
sat comfortably
underneath
an autumn colored
maple tree
reading
a summary
about
the attempted
january insurrection
when he giggled
i asked
what’s so funny
about
such criminal behavior
smiling
and
shrugging his shoulders
he said
who would have
ever
thought
that the story
of
the emperor’s new clothes
would become
an allegory
for a nation’s
political history

the big lie…

the big lie

of all the lies told
perhaps the greatest of all
is the one which starts
we hold these truths to be self
but alas just empty words