Monday, January 30, 2017

Liberty on the Loose

Liberty on the Loose
by Will Shetterly

She sets down her torch and book
Shrugs off her robe
Doffs her crown
Then looks
Not for long,
At its seven spikes.
Seven seas, seven continents
Where she is supposed to rule.
She sets the crown on her book and her robes
And, naked, jumps down from her pedestal.

She lands lightly, harming no one,
Yet people look up in awe
Some with wonder
Some with fear
She wades into the waters of America
She is walking toward its heart
The President has fired her,
But Liberty will not quit.

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license: CC BY