A Mirror to America

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Look, America:
your freedoms, brown leaves,
waiting for a strong wind
your leaders, all corrupt,
clawing in a tar pit
but your land and sky,
beautiful and fruitful as ever.
American people,
what are you ready for?
Will you judge yourselves
and surmount this test,
or will you capitulate
like the Romans?