Tagged: united states of america

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

for eventually everyone,

for eventually everyone,
All-American sneaks up
on you –
a once colorful
ideal faded into
a colorless
complacency, as
spirited as any rendition
of Lee Greenwood’s
popular blessing,
as humdrum as
apple pie, Memorial
Day barbecue, and
voting rights –
conflict is just
an inconvenience
to be swept
under the rug

the act of standing