America the Great


Everything we are
Everything we see and want to be
Gobbling turkey and berries in November
Devouring duck and pie in December
imbibed with generous helpings of good fortune
painting pictures of our better self
reflecting kind and generous folk
liberating oppressed peoples wherever they may be
locking up the bad ones
pointing the way to a promised utopia
properly educating the yearning masses
defending all the lands of proven reserves
locking them in our lock boxes
displaying due compassion of a world colossus
applying strict benevolence of our good capital
validating the very model of a modern superpower.

Gerald Zipper