We built a wall for 58,195

We built a wall for 58,195

But the Vietnamese built cemeteries for millions.

We stand captured, enraptured, adoring our shiny black slash,

hurling into dullard’s history as so much rancid reeking trash

the humbling lessons we—could have/should have—learned.

Yes, we built that wall and the mirrored names haunt starkly—glistening

on pretty days when gossamered by pretty clouds—but the names are now

a catalogued grotesquery of war porn. We defecate on their gloomy dying.

We snub the lessons they died to teach us.

Your ugliness betrays you, America.

You are not so good, so holy, as you choose to pretend.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s