bulletin board: a black ink rally-cry
for a meeting by the nation's flags
& glass doors of the campus center
to share a word or step.
But this voice is trapped beneath
a wall of other flyers & liars,
held down by a clear-plastic thumb-
tack. If it had a spine it would be bent
but unbroken as it tries to soar,
tugging vainly towards the rising sun.
Michael Patrick McSweeney is an artist and educator from the Boston region. His work has appeared in numerous journals and various regions of the Internet thanks to truly wonderful individuals. He is also the founder and chief financial officer of a used submarine conglomerate, the business website of which can be found at discountsubmarines.wordpress.com, and he hopes you have a great day.