Columbus Statues Defaced A haiku High-jacked history An Autumn of mutiny We are lost at sea A Step Beyond A step beyond The Enemy lurks directing his army of mindless jerks in the conduct of an Uncivil War and no one knows what they're fighting for. Foundations shake, conventions break and the privileged take the knee. Can a step too far eclipse the star of a land that once was free? Post your Columbus Day poetry below in the comments section. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet.