Manifest Destiny

by Gary Hardaway

It manifests in genocide and the slave trade,
in Jim Crow and the ruthlessness
of capital in the camps of labor,
and in the Klan and contemporary Republicanism;
It manifests in the narratives of market and in
indentured servitude of the twenty-first century.

Will it take the rise  
of cyber guerillas to finish it
in the way it should be finished
as impartial seas rise to fill thirsty streets
with water that cannot slake but only drown?