like ceremony, like tombstones
they belong to everyone
citizens trapped rusted-out scattered body, flush
with drugs and so much unrealized potential
has one home, one
One by one,
with American hands
We follow simple rules:
seek to impose
shine as everyone will
open their heart to patriotism make room for prejudice.
all but always pursue solidarity.
America America is totally
protected, fear and we will always be protected.
empty talk arrives
at the birth of miseries and disease
to harness the sights of tomorrow.
Our pride ravages
eradicates freedoms, and we salute
the blood, bleed American Flag.
Ahja Fox resides in Aurora, Colorado with her artist husband with whom she creates multimedia pieces. She is an avid reader, dancer, and a researcher of all things morbid and supernatural. Her other passion is acting as Co-host/ Co-partner for Art of Storytelling (a reading series in Denver). You can find her work in The Perch, Progenitor Art & Literary Journal, Short Fiction Break, Arapahoe Pinnacle, and DenverTalks.Org. Ahja describes her love for words as ‘suicide by writing and reading’. She needs art like some people need God. Readers can stay up to date on her reading/performance schedule and publications on Instagram and Twitter at aefoxx.