Home Of The Brave
An achromatic statue of a Union bugler
by Albert Ahearn
soldier stands high above
a tiny municipal park
where class Aves defecate daily
on his stone-cold cap and shoulders.
Monday and many more Memorial Days
We will dignify this warrior
And others like him lost in battle.
Honoring them with flowers,
Prayers and parades,
praising them for giving us
another day of freedom
in America, home of the brave.