Swing States

In Pendulum America,
all swings as freely as it shall:

down decades up from centuries,
dissent, amending, rearward, forth
through futures pulled by histories.

Momentum trending left then right,
perspectives swaying sight by site.

With balance, bound by gravity,
we pause above our molten core:
the lurching world's at rest today.

Regard the center well before
we favor wavers, drift away.

Swing States © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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12 lines (prompt limit).  Pendulum brevity challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2761554-Word-Prompt-Pendulum
Submitted: September 28, 2020

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