Dark Centennial
Dark Centennial

Woodrow Wilson, paragon of elitists,
wrote down fourteen principles, tempting points of
darkness which he thought would extinguish war by
letting each race and

language have its own little sovereign nation,
breaking up those polyglot empires which had
held their lands in relative peace until that
terrible World War

left them shattered, ready for Wilson's meddling.
So each tribe felt it had been cheated if it
did not get a flag and an anthem and a
king to grant titles.

Now we have, a century after Wilson,
creeds and races warring to be new nations
with a goal of treasuries to be looted
by their own Big Men.

For some reason, my sapphic stanzas always come out dark.
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