Follow the Leader

I have to
say I’ve grown
weary
of
witch hunts, the brunt of which
have no modern precedence;
no evidence
or basis in fact.

Like the telephone
ripped from
the wall or the
wine glass shattered
mid-fall,

the first
weapon in arm’s
reach is
the one that
attacks.

For its lack of
sophistication, the
head wounds are
unmitigated by
a weak
imagination.

Pacification skips
premeditation, in which lies
the guilt.

But this crime was not built
to haunt us,
so that it
could
watch
us
abscond from make
believe,
but
instead committed
to taunting
us into
states of
despondency.

So ends an
odyssey that taught
us
the
value of spite, tales of
undertones
stalking
us in
the night.

Follow
the leader,
kids.

I’m sure they’re
much better
qualified
than
me.

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5 thoughts on “Follow the Leader

  1. so good nic, always impeccable rhythm and the way you break it up adds emphasis to words that would fall otherwise silent, as far as content, (though we always read our own experience into things) I’ve always subscribed to the words of Burroughs, Let the artists have a crack at running the world, it’s not like they could do any worse.

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  2. Profound in the intensity, on current events rock solid. Delving into the mystery of a persons mind-radical. Where our Nation goes from here- in few weeks a new celebrity incident will grab center stage. Juries have it tough enough as it is. Now will neighborhoods start screening passers thru? Will Vigilante 101 become a new class offered in universities? The possibilities for a new dialoge on race in the World might start from this result. Great piece. All should be allowed to protect their families-only is there a range limitation when that might extend into areas away from the immediate family. Questions abound. Who watches out for my family if I am away from them protecting the streets, as it was in this case. Fascinating, the coming days.

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  3. Thx for the like on Star Wars Campside. I appreciate your background and your writing. THANKs for getting your possessive pronoun “its” right! No apostrophe, whew! Star Wars isn’t among my best works, nor was it meant to be. Cheerleading your success. Diana

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