Sonnet: Democracy Without A Leg To Stand On
by John Kendall Hawkins
A nation divided against itself
can't -- urbane, urban, rural, absentee --
stand long, when it's lost its ability
to see what unites, fractured in its wealth.
Elites left and right -- Karl Marx, Adam Smith,
Snowballs, Napoleons up the yinyang;
city folk can't hear the farmer's twang,
and expats laugh, cash in -- above, not with.
We need Ahab's crazed obsession with whales,
scrimshawed ideas worth risking your life for,
mad thrown harpoons that strike us at the core,
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