Once the Dust Has Settled

From crudités
To coup d’état,
Oh America your
Tongue is swollen.

Will hate I wonder,
Violence, hunger, go
To that Shambhala,
Kumbaya moment?

Fear and loathing in
Stunned foreboding
Adding corruption to
Your toxic torment.

‘Tis love and laughter
What we’re all after
Once the dust has
Settled upon our

Dystopian doormat.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, and Author of BORDERLINE ABSURD (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Read other articles by Kenneth Vincent.