Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Flag Day is today.
Fly the Stars and Stripes.
Fly them over Houston.
Unfurl them in Detroit.
Hoist them high in Boston,
U.S. territories, too.
For sure in Puerto Rico,
Where lions roar with pride
Especially in Ponce,
Which has a Leon on its side.
Does Old Glory mean Utopia
In the here and now?
Or, is it what were're striving for
as we gaze across the prow? [2009]

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