Stars and Stripes
by Connie Boje
Stars and Stripes is patriotic. It is silly. It is paranoid. It has 57 poems.Hundred Thou and Wave are about Obama's dreamers. Black Boxes is about a rumor that mailboxes were marked with colored stickers denoting who would be killed or allowed to live (Fema) but in truth it showed what magazines they ordered! The Throne of Rome is about Obama's toilet. Sandy Hook was too terrible to believe then.