A Seventh Flag Over Texas

After vaccinating 7% of Texans and with coronavirus variants looming, Governor Abbott declares victory.

An orange flag on a bed of rocks, with a canton of bricks, shows Texas upside down with a dangling mask, and the motto Shed on Me.
Texas “Shed-on-Me” flag with brick canton. (Collage by N.P.S.)

Kirk Swearingen is a poet and an independent journalist. His work has appeared in Salon and The American Journal of Poetry.

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