(I’m a) Yankee Doodle Dandy


the nation of nations,

what lavish crown

tops the white body,

and what AK47

poised preciously

on her wartorn shoulder

against the war waged

against (or so said)


or the supposed

evil of north korea.


imperial of all imperial,

the capital of capitalists

o savior of the world,

we who look upon

you in alleged reverence,

thy will be Dunn.


land of opportunity,

center of the cosmopolitan

world; dream of dreamers,

conquerors and the so-termed

burden you carry

to lead the world

into your first-world



This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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