• Poetry

    My Country

    by Is my country in the clear?Do we speak against the fear?Are we better than the rest?Our vision truly best? Or is our historyA darker mysteryFilled with not-so-secret shamesSo many forgotten namesAnd things we’ve no wish to see? Is it better to pretendThere’s no need to extendOur thoughts and hearts and mindsKnowing that we’d find?We aren’t nearly as kindAs we want to believeAnd so we don’t conceiveThat we can still improveBecause there are mountains yet to move And more than mountains. I wrote that at almost the same time as “America Is Burning” but kept it a separate piece because it’s a separate, if related, thing. I wrote it knowing…