Lots of old battle sites are in a field somewhere where you have to wonder what they were fighting about.
Here the city surrounds the Alamo–nearly swallowing it,
Confirming the stakes of those horrible days of death with the beat of each tourist’s heart and the swipe of each credit card.
America happened somehow though human odds were always against it.
America is designed to profit from struggle and, even more, to require struggle.
Great dictators and kings try to establish stability and end with chaos.
America starts with chaos and ends up stabilizing the world.
Call the sides in these struggles what what you will.
Now we call them Conservatives & Liberals,
But at the core some people know there is an invisible hand,
And some people believe there is not.