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LJIdol 10: Topic 7: Where I'm From

LJ Idol 10: Topic 7: Where I'm From


Where I'm From


where I'm from

is under attack


not from without

imagined slights and hidden

terrors


but from within

where fear and hate

scrabble for footholds


and all good people

cry out


and the world

cries out with us


where before we shined

a beacon


now we walk in darkness


where once diversity

now division


where once industry

now greed


each to the other

no quarter given


citizens divided against

themselves


leadership falling away

like leaves on a dying tree


gusts of foul wind

stirring eddies of their

swirling crisp corpses


greatness reduced

to petulance


grace to greed


logic to lust


prudence to privilege


burning husks of our freedoms

leaving ashes in the wind


ashes in our mouths


ashes

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