Friday, September 25, 2015

Ralph Monday- A Poem

Unequal Equinox

Autumnal equinox and nothing is equal:
cops against citizens, citizens against
cops, the church against moral
transgressions, the political parties
against everything.
A country divided cannot stand. The fall
rot can be smelled driving down the road.
Some witch is needed to cast a spell,
some red-hooded Cassandra to read the
future’s bones.
The pot is bubbling, cooking, boiling
over, seasoned with sworded Spanish
knuckles, drops of the trail of tears,
songs of Christian slaves; this
soup, no one can eat.

Ralph Monday is Associate Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN., and has published hundreds of poems in over 50 journals. A chapbook, All American Girl and Other Poems, was published in July 2014. A book Empty Houses and American Renditions was published May 2015 by Aldrich Press. A Kindle chapbook Narcissus the Sorcerer was published June 2015 by Odin Hill Press.
Website: Ralph Monday

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