American Flag crawls along the freeway.
A corner flutters weakly on the asphalt
as cars speed past.
Drunk stops at the roadside to piss.
Fireworks burst in the horizon behind him.
This is your warning. This is your only warning.
Mothers and children keening in the market place as coffins are carried past.
family watches TV
and feels the compassion of distance .
Dogs, wolves, coyotes howl.
The internet bares its teeth,
and rears up,
ready to attack.
silhouette of a mountain, framed by a distant blaze.