Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Socialist Sonnet No. 101



Whoever laid the charge and blew the breach,

Careless of life, loosed an insurgency

Of water terror, intended to be

Overwhelming as far as it could reach

Across No-Man’s-Land, purged of production,

With people flushed away and occupied

Only on maps generals use to decide

Where next is to be marked for destruction.

If they’re on the ‘winning side’ dam busters

Become heroes granted medals and plaques,

Feature films glorifying their attacks

Are box office for history’s adjusters.

Meanwhile the drowned must remain drowned for good,

Their earth, their future submerged by the flood.


D. A.

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