November 22, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




The Draft



It started in the 1980s,

And you can check the trends,

Make the connections,

Follow the power cords


To where

They plug

Into money outlets,


And don’t be fooled –


Trickle-down economics

Replaced the need

To have a draft.


So when the budget is passed,

Expect a global event

To raise patriotic emotions

And tell the unemployed

They are welcome

To volunteer.






Ben White

What Ben White writes is written from behind the wheel of a classic straight-eight idea rolling along forgotten highways with the windows rolled down.  His poems have appeared in various online journals from the As You Were Journal, to the Exterminating Angel Magazine to Dry Land Press to Creativity Webzine. He has a forthcoming poem, “Cold Warriors” selected to appear in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 6. He is also the author of an e-novelThe Kill Gene.

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