A Vision

Missiles shooting
north south east west —
enemies everywhere,
the Homeland colonized by its own
now being ravaged by all
even its former subservients —
the destroyer noses for the bottom.

How brief the reign of empires –
on the daily map schoolchildren watch
as Germany’s black runs over
Europe’s many borders,
as Japan assaults Asia
the brave Chinese.

Now The United States
its rich and poor slaughtered equally
its bases all over the world lost
its navy loose on the seas
ordered to take revenge,
the most terrible ever.

Robert A. Davies has published in recent years largely online. He has been writing poems seriously since 1969. He has published Timber, Tracks in Oregon, Melons and Mendelssohn, and Bluff Hollow. He was co-editor of Mr. Cogito for about 20 years. He has recently appeared in Dissident Voice and Windfall He can be reached at: rjdavies3@comcast.net. Read other articles by Robert A..