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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sagging Meniscus Press. He lives in Massachusetts.