exceptionalism

America may have been
an author and a signatory
of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights,
but
is amerika ready
to declare as global law
torture/rendition/assassination/spying
as affirmative human practices
to end its evident hypocrisy
for once &
for all?

or will it continue
to practice such evident
barbarities as pardonable exceptions
in the shadow of
its flickering
power?