Constitution by Aaron Wiegert

Near Potomac backwash
Under a concrete overpass,
Construction holds up
A nation, binding structure

Barbed or handwritten,
Flag and formality
Rest on the weight
Of transparent metaphor.

Printed paper defines the sovereign,
Metal backed, all guns
Minted with direction.

God blessed cement
Sprouts weeds, as framers
Hold invisible hands
To level the Future.

From monumental heights
Fog can be mistake
For the embassy of clouds.

(Image “Constitution in the National Archives” © Flickr user Mr.TinDC)