New Poets Wednesday-An American Circle by Casey Williams
"I’ve been trying to wrap my head around recent tragedies plaguing my home state and this poem came to be."
An American Circle
Lower the flag- Half staff- Again.
I can't recall The Last Full mast.
Tragedy after Catastrophe starts To bleed together: End over bloody End.
"Thoughts and prayers"- Once a communal trope, Now an empty gift Colloquially used 'Til the next, "Thoughts and prayers".
I wish this ended here: Resolved. Pleasing to the pallet, But it's a big bitter pill Hard to swallow, And we do- Month to month Year to year Loss to loss.
We've confirmed to a heinous cycle, With word and gestures recycled.
[Read from beginning, until broken.]