Boarded windows, broken pledges…and hope
Stately Press Club, boarded windows,
Downtown storefronts cloaked in plywood,
The people’s house, choked in fencing.
Foreign hackers, anger flaring,
A fledgling republic struggling for freedom?
The United States of America.
Election day 2020.
What happened to our pledge?
One nation. Under God. Indivisible.
With liberty and justice for all.
I shudder with fear,
Weep with despair,
Search for hope.
Surely the “Grand Experiment” will survive.