October 12, 2018: World Turned Upside Down

I thought I heard them crack - the flintlocks.

Was it a crack for the sunlight
Or for the leaves themselves,
Turning in the wind,
Turning as flames
Turn in fire,
Turning as the rows of flintlocks
Turned toward the burning earth,
Echoing the steps of the ranks . . .”

—Dennis Coates: At the Battle of Yorktown


Grave of a patriot, Yorktown, Virginia, where the War for American Independence ended 237 years ago this week.  The struggle for Liberty never ends.

 © Philip Knight 2018