Read Poem: AMERICAN BURNOUT, by Ashley Bea

Summer heat
The Great Depression.
Rising wheat
Modern progression.

In an age of revolution,
Revolvers in our hands.
In an age of evolution,
We all devolve from man.

Housing booms
The Great Recession.
Fruit O’looms
Human regression.

In an age of revolution,
There were children in the streets.
In an age of evolution,
Words we cannot speak.

Corporate values
Prized possessions.
Black Fridays
Urban aggression.

An age of revolution
Revolves around the self.
An age of evolution
Acquires goods and wealth.

Oh, American Burnout—
A nation’s failing health.

Author: poetryfest

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