Lady Liberty Went Dark
They say it was a glitch.
I say she speaks for the ages
As I watch my country
Reduce itself to rubble.
The light of hope extinguished.
A gaggle of gangsters
Have grabbed the oars.
The ship of state lists like the Titanic.
And the orchestra plays on.
Pretending all is well on the home front.
Down she goes.
Will archaeologists a thousand years hence
Sift through the sand
Surmising what happened?
They will not find mass graves to wonder about.
The dead will be in orderly cemeteries.
Will it be like Machu Picchu?
The downfall forever a mystery?
I suspect there will be much discussion of how.
Much wondering why.
All messages stored in the cloud
Long since written over
Will not tell them about the day
Lady Liberty went dark.
But she did.