by Bill Waters and Michael Dylan Welch

Published in Presence #60, March 2018, page 68. Originally written in June of 2017. +

“one small step” . . .

up there on the moon

old glory Bill

the union jack

limp at the cenotaph Michael

Olympic rings

snapping in the wind . . .

doping allegations Bill

summer swelter—

a tattered jolly roger

on the Disney ride Michael

beneath the French tricolor

riot police in black and white Bill

gallery opening—

a change of weather

ripples the rainbow flag Michael