Walking By Society

I noticed a disagreement

two people in a shot

hard to know as an observer

who is right, which wronged

Standing a little closer

listening words bandied

about with an emphasis on

pitch disregard evidence.

My eyes gave cathartic glance

two views in visual contrast

we look like the parties

that in silence divide us.

Such variables in American society

look while influence reaches the street.

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The Circle of Deceit

I can’t listen anymore,

I’m a citizen of this country,

I believe in my freedom,

the welfare of my neighbor

the peace of mind of a stranger.

I want to understand the peril

that one family has overcome

in order to help another find peace,

find hope,

find their own sense of freedom.

 

But the circle of deceit

two parties battling one another,

a constant rubrics cube of

smoke and mirrors,

Pollyanna and Slaughterhouse Five,

they’re all the same,

all told before,

all recognized to be contributors,

to our own incessant

Catch – 22

of hit and miss, ugliness.

 

I suppose I will turn to fiction

once again,

the result of years of twisted reality,

I’d rather just …

Imagine.