MapsThe map: taped to the side of the desk
Yellowing, curled and cracked around the edges.
Clearly outdated; the USSR a faded stain across Asia
most of Africa still labeled “French Colonies.”
Strange to think, this was once the world.
Gone before I was born.
Stranger yet, what will the next generation think?
Will they look at our maps and wonder how
The “United States” could have ever been united?
Or will the maps one day be all one color, no borders in between?
[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2013 EDITION]
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