from the archives – a sonnet


deep in the belly of the whale
a new machinery of governance,
an infrastructure is coalescing –
out of sight and out of mind –

the promised one might just be
in for a surprise by southerners
feeling the bern, sly as a fox,
ready to go the distance

of the bruising battles to come –
grey never fades – the same while
the machinery measures its new

strength, deciding once and for all
if it wants to be network anesthesia
or the herald of a brave new world.




Author: Raymond Maxwell Librarian, archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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