The Ledge of Defiance

I pledge suspicious to the Fangs
of the Untied States of Abhorrica,
and to the Illusions with which it blands:
one nation, plundered, robbed, Oligarchal,
where hierarchy and mistrust are All.

Heath Brougher is the Editor-in-Chief of Concrete Mist Press and co-poetry editor of Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He received Taj Mahal Review’s 2018 Poet of the Year Award and is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. He was recently awarded the 2020 Wakefield Prize for Poetry. He has published 11 books and, after spending over two years editing the work of others, is ready to get back into the creative driver seat. He has four books forthcoming in 2022. Read other articles by Heath.