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

Detained,

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” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

8:54 AM May 30, 2017

 

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Idiots And Cliffs

In our minds

Where we find solace

In the illusion,

Where moments

Etch to lifetimes

Without intrusion,

How in the hell

Did we end up

On the street

In the midst

Of a mindless

Blob of a mob,

Protesting whatever

The loudest idiot screams,

Driven towards the cliff

By unknown, unseen horsemen.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “So Here We Are” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

8:48 AM May 13, 2017