Requiem – Richard Allor


By Richard Allor


The American dream,
shattered by the weight

of a mountain of poppies,
lies in so many pieces
on a jailhouse floor.

Each shard gleans
with the hope
of a high IQ
Christian values
and a protestant work ethic.

It shines with the promise
of higher learning at a university
where intuitive young minds
spend borrowed time
and borrowed money
seeking softer thighs
and a higher high.

When you come to,
will you go?