One Word

The other day I saw
a man burning a
“Don’t Tread on Me” flag
in his front yard.

I was surprised by this
until I realized he
was only burning off
the word “Don’t” from the flag
and leaving the rest of it
to be unfurled and reflown from his house.

I guess he figured, “why not” or “who isn’t?”

Heath Brougher is the co-poetry editor for Into the Void Magazine, winner of the 2017 Saboteur Award for Best Magazine. He has published 3 chapbooks in 2016, one full-length collection About Consciousness (Alien Buddha Press) in 2017, and has two full-length collections forthcoming in 2018. He believes very strongly in the Individual. Read other articles by Heath.