Flashback: Acid 101

Vietnam: American soil
maroon(ed) southern roots
twisted around a civil war;    
    Nixon and tin soldiers  
    lay four dead in Ohio.    
John F Kennedy: membrane  
sliding down the limousine  
shattering the American dream;    
    a souvenir of pavement  
    by way of conspiracy.    
Martin Luther King, Jr: jawbone  
disjointed, hanging by a tendon  
cupped in the hand of a friend;  
    its severed skull conjuring  
    Injustice on the balcony.    
Woodstock: retaliation's skin  
stretched naked as a drum  
nude as the day it was born;  
   its rebellion-beat vibrating    
   dense rhythms of Love.    
Religion: exclusivity    
crusading in judgment toward  
pearly gates of heaven, Hallelujah;  
    Everyone else will burn!  
    epitaphs disgracefully soiled.    
Politics: pandering parties  
selective memory befitting interests    
elephants, donkeys, independents;    
    lies and broken promises    
    lining their own pockets.      
History: re-rep-repetition    
"How can you run when you know"  
it'll be waiting wherever you go;    
    despite any finger we point  
    the reflection is always our own.  
Author's Note
Week 3, Case's No Fab poetry challenge
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