I fell in love with a Halloween pumpkin

I fell in love with a Halloween pumpkin;
its candle-like soul shone out through its eyes.
I stayed in love with my Halloween pumpkin;
although its head started to shrivel and dry.
I fell out of love with the Halloween pumpkin;
I had a new pal and his name was Guy.
But
I went back to my Halloween pumpkin;
because I can’t bear to see a grown squash cry.

seen from above

the city is beautiful

when seen from above

neat and symmetrical and clean

at dronefall though the people are ragged

they appeared two-dimensional

on the grandmaster’s plan

like ants with less purpose

they move through the maze

forever fearing high water

but the city is beautiful

when seen from above

fly the flag

fly the flag
fly the flag higher
fly the flag high in the sky

tear the flag down
tear it, tear the flag down
tear it, tear the flag to the ground

burn the flag
water the ashes
wash the ashes to the waiting sea

one day
one day
the flag will fly
fly high