Power lies in lies,
like Sauron filling dreams
Alt-right trolls and darknet chatbots
rule us with their post-truth rules,
That we are stronger when divided.
That winners take it all.
Renewed in echo from the past
in uniforms and marches,
in boots on cobblestones.
Beware we’re bribed with bread and circuses,
and blind we cannot see their staged reality
of our Potemkin village.
Afraid but armed.
Today we are using some of the top words of 2016 for a poem with Mama Zen at toads. Cannot say the list of words made me happy.
December 29, 2016