Poems by Jim Daniels, Photographs by Charlee Brodsky
Imagine singing “Oh, say, can you see” to a flag you can’t see. That’s what graduate students at the University of Texas at Dallas had in mind when they created the likeness of an American flag so small it would take more than 10 to span the width of a human hair. —Fox News
As in matters of size,
Every flag’s flawed
I don’t think we’ll be adding
any time soon.
with the ones we already have.
but leave our mailboxes
wants to say they love us
of unfixed stars.
on a flag. You can put the flag
Just bills, the mailman says,
The bracket was made
the siding, claiming this house
Proportion is a relative thing.
is always too large.
When it comes to flags,
who’s doing the counting?
had a big heart
When my children were young
for imaginary countries
glue and naivety.
of naivety to make any flag.
of this one. We loved each other.
Flags and antennas go together. Flags
None of our flags
Me, I’m a big freedom guy,
Who decided a pickup truck
Where is the price tag
Not this guy in the pickup
It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. —The Cortez Journal
You’re not supposed to think of the flag
But isn’t there something
Isn’t there something about
Is that why we must keep it lit
Where do I begin? Everything smooth,
Remember do the best that you can?
No Smoking. It’s the law. Healthy n’at. Authorized.
What flag are you voting for/I mean buying/I mean
Ode to Kitsch
Was the American flag at Stonehenge?
Black flamingo, tiki torches, Easter Island
at Lowe’s. I once had a screen door
Take me to your leader, they said.