Bruce McRae: Flag

War Games, by Mary Hatch, 1991, oil on canvas, 36โ€ x 40โ€

 

Flag

It’s nights like this I ask myself, what is a flag? A fluttering symbol of a nation’s amplified psychosis. A blood-drenched rag dipped at the passing catafalque. A handkerchief to wave at the soldiers marching off to war, […]