Our National Spectacle

Our President directs a drone to kill a countryman —
he speaks of freedom and the word dissolves,
each one who follows a little more ruthless.

Billionaires collude with governments
and fellow oligarchs from elsewhere.
They profit from bases all over the world —
from the production of weapons,
using them up in endless wars.

As maximum profits are in command
we have debt and nukes only
and our country will become a colony.

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..