An ideology that took root
by Steven McCabe
A film about Fascism,
In a garden with shadowy eagles,
Reflecting on the ancient definition of Flowers.
A shadowy figure
Behind a windowbox of plants or flowers,
Reminding me of the mysterious, ornate windows I’d seen
Walking about Rome.
And the Political-noir
Of an ideology that took root,
Thrown in sharp relief by flickering street lamps,
Mussolini’s definition of Fascism,
The Imperial Eagle of Ancient Rome,
& Flowers at a memorial.
When he was young & wounded,
Laughing on the telephone about
A flower pot tossed
From an upper story,
And concerning the decision I made,
I would have told my son to do the same.