Macy’s Sign – Glen Armstrong

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FEET AND SUNFLOWERS


The breeze smells like feet and sun-
flowers.


We will never find the pieces.


We have been losing faith
and watching Cave of the Clan Bear,


and I’m afraid


that our lack of progress
is being witnessed by a deity


as distracted as are we.





MACY’S SIGN

I declare myself commandant
of all you desire.


I scream to the top
of the mega-mall: America


no longer is.
A nation fulfilled 


in every way.
The moon winks through 


the skylight, 
and the wishing fountain swells 


with delicious blue crabs. 
You desire an end


of declaration and command.
The Japanese loosely 


translate what happens next
as: two birds 


from beyond nest happily
in a Macy’s sign.







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