The Digest (August 2018)

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Issue #026 for August 2018
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"The President Flies Over"
Patricia Smith (2008)


Aloft between heaven and them,
 
I babble the landscape—what staunch, vicious trees,
what cluttered roads, slow cars. This is my
 
country as it was gifted me—victimless, vast.
The soundtrack buzzing the air around my ears
continually loops ditties of eagles and oil.
I can’t choose. Every moment I’m awake,
aroused instrumentals channel theme songs,
speaking
what I cannot.
 
I don’t ever have to come down.
I can stay hooked to heaven,
dictating this blandness.
My flyboys memorize flip and soar.
They’ll never swoop real enough
to resurrect that other country,
 
won’t ever get close enough to give name
to tonight’s dreams darkening the water.
 
I understand that somewhere it has rained.

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