Friday, November 25, 2011


Plus ça change

Those savages may not
have a written language
but they'll understand,
Miles standish said, as
he mounted Wituwamat's
hear on a pike by the gate.
Terror unto others,
Governor Bradford wrote.

We'd call it making a statement, 
diplomacy by drones.

I had intended to post this with new verse news but Jim remembered, and I didn't, that he had used a slightly different version five years ago. So much for memorable poems.

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