Cross-posted from better formatting at USxCanada InfoShop
Renunciation has a ring of the religious but not anything even close to annunciation breaking with a present tie to a state and condition that you have come to see is detrimental so far from a breaking in on the present of good news if the circle is perfect because it has no end then the turning away forever from a rogue realm while it brandishes a threat of how this is irrevocable must become an arc with no expectation of return to point of origin you can't go home again home was never the place where if you have to go there they have to take you in for a long time though they took you in using a clever set of tools flag and anthem and pledge to make a tool of you all to try to keep you compliant not to mention make you complicit since somehow you came to jump ship all they say they want is to bring you back into the system but you've already crossed the line gone south or some other direction followed the rainbow left the mother country lived another life broken out far beyond the accidents of birth or simple adoption now you see the need to dissolve the particular bands to make your declaration disavow allegiance for the sake of your own sacred honor since you're not yet impressed cut yourself loose fork over the stiff fee pay felonious tribute the present cost of Freedom
Good poem. There is so much irony in US policy that sometimes I think that I am dreaming or not reading things right.
Isn’t it strange that the Chinese-made olympic uniforms for Team-USA make one think of France (Berets, and the tricolor on the berets)? Contraversy over Team USA Uniforms
“Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we’re grateful for the support of our sponsors.”
That’s so American 😛
Anyway, I don’t see how the US lawmakers have any right to complain about the uniforms if the US isn’t even funding its own team. That’s rather pathetic actually…
@don ha! I wonder how many of the funders have investments and accounts abroad. Probably a few.
Old WWII Donald Duck Propaganda for paying US taxes:
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510294 See the one on “can’t go home”.
Maybe Glynn Washington could do a new story on USP’s abroad that can’t go home.
Really liked the poem, play on words, and captured some of the feelings I’ve had over the past months and days.
Thank you for the poem.