The Field Trip
When I was in Jefferson Elementary School
we walked to the Palace Theater.
To see the Ten Commandments.
Charlton Heston parted the sea.
And made it crash down upon the enemy.
Decades later, I see him curse.
At the human race as he kneels on the surf.
Underneath a half-buried Statue of Liberty.
In Planet of the Apes ----- and Nova.
Does not have a clue just like Heston does not have.
A blinking inkling dying from Alzheimers.
He does not know who or what or when or why.