Tagged: america

under the soil, you

under the soil, you
don’t even have to
dig deep
before you hit
something
shimmery –
in the middle of
america’s red,
white, and blue,
a mirage
of expertise
.
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less than a week in,

less than a week in,
and our bodies are already
heavy, no, even

heavier, holding it to-
gether, for this many more days
.
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even in the land of

even in the land of
the free, we collectively
grieve when no one
is stepping up to
lead us,
hide our sons and
daughters from our
neighbors, run directly
into traffic,
masked or unmasked, struck
by the myth of
heroes and villains
.
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perhaps there are more

perhaps there are more
than two americas, maybe
a third, a fifth, a
two hundred and forty
second
america, given a
chance to
change
ever so often
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: chance

we are new england-

we are new england-
bound, routing through america’s
backyards – river, swamp,

fences, and glimpses of freedom
here and there, an ocean calling
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: new england

we were at six flags

we were at six flags
that first summer. you tied me to
the flag pole and walked

away. i still feel like that
kid, inextricably bound
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: summer

we are arriving

we are arriving
at a moment that feels new,
but is no doubt a

repetition of earlier
moments, lost and not yet found
.
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here is our norman

to relent to

to relent to
this better
safe than sorry

foreign policy
is to realize
how far
we have strayed
from serving the
many
and how
easily greatness
can be redefined
.
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she said give

she said give
me your
tired, your poor

no one mentioned
huddled masses of
the tattered
and torn
.
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