Poems of the Week

The Course of Empire

By Dan Campion

“The Pentagon sent a letter saying it was withdrawing from Iraq, only to disavow it as a mistake.”
The New York Times

Hello, we must be going, friends.
No, wait, the cycle never ends.
We come, we go, we yes, we no,
We steer our course now to, now fro,
We whip our cars around your walls,
We leave gift horses in your halls,
We disappear, we reappear,
We always shed a parting tear
To salt a memoir to our taste
Before we leave again in haste.
Or not. That letter? Sent in error.
Janus is our standard-bearer.