The Monday Poem – TACTFUL FASCISM FOR THE CEREMONIOUSLY UNAWARE by Colin James

I recently posted a poem by Colin James and now we have another one! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 If you’d like to see your own poetry or art on Examining the Odd, please get in touch by emailing examiningtheodd@gmail.com

TACTFUL FASCISM FOR THE CEREMONIOUSLY UNAWARE



                            Everyone was followed and sat next to.
                            Mine acted impatiently friendly
                            like a date who expected more.
                            No chance of even communicating
                            with any other cantankerous subversives.
                            Held my coffee at different obliviousnesses to try.
                            Spilled some while feigning disassociation.
                            Rolled my eyes from side to side.
                            Then a response forthcoming from the noisy kitchen,
                            a word hidden under a cough’s guttural sigh.
                            “Plonker!” relative to many old friends of mine.
Colin James has a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from
Sagging Meniscus Press. He lives in Massachusetts.
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