Today nothing came down from the heavens.
Today the core melted down,
And they lied about it.
The real end of Huck and Jim’s journey
Is the army, the insane asylum, the nuclear plant,
The jail, and the slum.

Joseph Balletti, an art historian, is the author of a novel, The Goddess of Wealth, and a book of poetry, Seldom Seen Poems. He believes a better world is within reach. Read other articles by Joseph.