Patriotism by metonymy
does not patriotism make.
Behold those men in uniform
each day throwing salutes at the country’s colors
while lodging bullets in the hearts and heads
of their countrymen

in the name of the Stars and Stripes.

Alexander Martin Remollino

Alexander Martin Remollino was Tinig.com's associate editor. He was a poet, essayist, and journalist. He also wrote some short fiction.

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