Miserable Creature

Should we go on as we have, dim figures
In twilight, spectators seated as goblins,
Long thought to have perished, pass by?
Our textbook republic looks threadbare
These days. Black shirts and brown shirts
Block access to ballots, and little shits
Suckled at Ivy League teats hurl threats
At the few who refuse to submit to
The thunderous ugliness of Uncle Sam,
The paste-paper representation of musclebound
Whiteness and violence, now hollow and fissured.
Miserable creature! Miserable country!
Let's go on..., but not do so here.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-01-06 at 11:39

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Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
Yes, I have to say that even I (not in America or an American) can see the clever way you have placed your words, Larry. Bravo!

MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
Some clever and wry use of language here; I especially like "textbook republic" I like to think of my country as a banana republic and "little shits / suckled at Ivy League teats." Impressive, as always!

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Impeccable writing.