Fragments in a Fragmented Season
Neither a cyber-warrior nor a cyber-worrier be
But is this flower a patriotic flower?
The nation that never had much use for me
Except to send me to an undeclared war
Is suddenly broken
Was I playing with the puppies when the revolution began
And so didn’t notice?
“Take It Down!” someone scrawled on a statue in New Orleans
Dear New Orleans: Saint Joan of Arc was never a Confederate
Dear Canada: Do you really want to be a republic?
The vice-president takes shelter within his armored hair, and is silent
The Real Knees of Irving, Texas
Think about a Wal-Mart employee taking a knee during the morning Wal-Mart chant
It’s the Russians, no doubt
Chess ratings are up
Everything’s an Orwellian Two-Minutes’ Hate now. Even the hours and seconds are outraged
“Your attitude’s been noticed, comrade.” - House Warden to Yuri in Doctor Zhivago
Maybe the Republic will be in better shape next season.