By Mid-Year

By mid year

Much of the world

Was in turmoil,

Abnormal was normal

And normal was suspect,

The Stockholm syndrome

Seemed mainstream,

Gender rejected

For a neutered mutant,

A wrong pronoun brought fines

Words could bring jail,

Violence and crime

Were downplayed,

Those recording,

Asking and questioning


Is there any irony in the fact

That a country that once tried

To exterminate a race,

Was spearheading the overrun

Of countries by refugees

And questionable others.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “So Here We Are”

8:54 AM May 30, 2017


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