The New Fourth

Here in the USA
In the Union of Socialist America
Where the public transportation system
And the public healthcare system

The public education system
And the public retirement system
Along with public control of the media
Are the envy of the globe

Where the private and predatory
Corporate and financial empires
Have been shrunken and starved
And drowned in a bathtub

Let us celebrate
With chili dogs and fireworks
On this May 1st workers’ holiday
Our democratic revolution

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.