Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ashes, Ashes It All Fell Down



A wronged witch
of the south
and
A wretched fool
of the north.

Side by side
behind the dais
stood
Toe to toe
Nose to nose.

Arguing their differences
before a hired audience 
fools
Questions and answers
all scripted in double speak.

This cannot end well
The commentators behind the scenes
whispered
One is losing his sanity
The other her mind.

And so as the disenfranchised
watched in growing horror
helpless
To find a way out of the capital
the nation for which it stood burned.

Ashes, ashes it all fell down.

J. Binford-Bell
August 2016

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