The Collector

The collector blamed
the ideas of Marx
for being farce
rather than estranged
by their enactors
and put in the news
that he had statues
and old tractors
and other examples
within his theme park
where guests can sample
the era’s darkness,
but it soon became a temple
of the Soviets’ watermark.

Samuel W. James' poems can also be found in Allegro, The Eyewear Review, The Literary Hatchet, London Grip, Clockwise Cat, Peeking Cat, Sentinel Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, Door is a Jar, The Beautiful Space, Elsewhere Journal and Ink, Sweat and Tears. Read other articles by Samuel W..