Independence Day

sandcastle

  Photo courtesy of Karen Greene

At 234, would you say a nation reaches the age of discontent? Does that seem about right? And if so, what comes next?

I thought about this nation’s prospects as I read “The Sand-Castle,” a poem by Susan Stewart, which contains these lines:

Unwilling or unable to be
the curator
of his creation, the boy swiftly

returned it to its elements,

You can read the entire poem on Poetry Daily. It was published earlier this year in the Chicago Review.

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