Day After Next

Day After Next

A Poem by Erin Sky

my usual raving about the exercise in asininity called patriotism



smacks of patriotism

of robber barons

and blacks and blues.





Like a fire, that word,

the word that dissipates in brightness

becoming dark

leaving a trail of smoke

for the gaping eyes below.




The contradiction of one single dream

one true love, open frontiers, and an oxen team

clapboard fences, james dean

A movie none of my generation

have seen.

Deferred to the future of deficit and overdrawn time

a place of population, money, and lime

red stripes and white running swiftly

to the stars, beneath the automobiles

like halter straps on humanity.


and we call it Independence.

© 2008 Erin Sky

Author's Note

Erin Sky
yes, that is the American Idiot album cover.

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Added on May 16, 2008


Erin Sky
Erin Sky

Ithilien, Gondor

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