War in the Rosebowl

A nation in slow decline, deep denial, coming apart 

Each cousin Contesting legitimacy of the other 

Challenging constitutional norms 

Unaware it is more than sport,  

Lusting to sack the QB, 

Willing itself to unfurl the banner,  

impose an arc of justice 

give no quarter and rush into  

The winter of its discontent. 

 © Philip Knight 2018