BIPOC Tasting: A Flight of USA

(a haiku suite)

A flight of different wines.

Racism Chardonnay

flesh-eating fungi

gorged upon humanity

never to be healed?

Capitalism Merlot

symbiant becomes

neoliberal parasite

none for all for one

Xenophobia Sangria

bring your tired toward wall

who like living in cages

got somthin’ forum

Democracy Moscato

glitch in the matrix


i want a do-over

Patriotism Chenin Blanc

grand experiment

do what founders’ ideals said

unlike what they do