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Angels and Buffalo on Plains of Rural America

by Curt Allday

Crescendos and
Gorgeous murals of old time
America
In the Ford’s and Chevy’s
Sweeping landscapes
Levy on capes
And cods escaping
In lagoons
The New Orleans crawfish
Doubloons
Mansions decked
On plantations
Initiations
Burning crosses
Hanging gardens colored lime
The light pouring from
Vessels and rifles
Smoking barrels
Stealing chunks of brain
From cousins, uncles, brothers
Knee deep and
Struggling up the Mississippi
Highlighting a time we
Became the
Manifest destiny
Settlers covering
With blankets of
Acculturation
Of
Conquering and scalping
Our civil dementia
The diminished words
On radio shows
Jim Crow laws
The cork bottles popped
Popping the backs
Of calloused wretch rash
Hesitating to face fast
The future
The past
Grim and just
But only for the estranged
Fragment
Blue bloods
Old time America
A painting of
The fainting will of
Affluence
The sigh of the people's
Relief
Still met
With peace
An olive branch dipped in
Crimson hue
Refocus
It was him
It was who?

The angel savior

Across the
Mountains of Montana
Buffalo down snorting
Phase change liquid to
Gaseous absolution
Innocent eyes
The witness
Of our passing










04/07/2005

Author's Note: the history of our country in one splattered canvas dripping with verbs, tenses, and nouns

Posted on 04/08/2005
Copyright © 2022 Curt Allday

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