When The World Has a Flat

When the World has a Flat

This flag’s made up of all kinds of stripes.
Stripes of red. Stripes of white.
Stripes of left. Stripes of right.

This flag is filled with starry skies.
Stars of David. Movie stars.
Lots of guys picking their guitars.
Stars on shoulders. Shooting stars.

This flag’s made by the people
of every rainbow that they come from,
every single country, this country welcomes ’em.

This flag has also got its blues.
Sometimes it takes people like me and you
to make sure this flag still stands for freedom
in a land of so many flags, you can’t help but see them.

In this land of patriots, rebels, and farmers,
you’ve got to do something more
than sound alarm bells.

When the world’s got a flat,
you’ve got to change it.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.