A Funeral March

The exceptional
and indispensable you-know-who
is a military and financial powerhouse
but a moral dead letter

It has the bomb
and it has the dollar
but the word and truth
and poetry have escaped it

The days are gone
when someone could write
A “God Bless America”
and sing it with a straight face

And have left us
with talking points
stale and recycled propaganda
and planted “news” stories.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.