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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Tragedy · #2157569
Response to Something I Read Somewhere
Scene on the Sidewalk

For one solitary instant
push aside the veiled pretense
The haughty pose of indifference
Try not to make a scene on the sidewalk

Don't look at others,
actors in that condescending drama
Your sociopathic tendencies
are weighing us down in concrete vocabulary flexing

Established yourself on the altar of "you"
a legend in your own time
or was it mind?
We hop gingerly on your blistering pavement

Cheap wine makes you sound less impressive
than those you might disdain
Waxing poetic and quoted
in your somewhat limited cinder block cavalcade

You called me some street savvy names
So far back in the fog of memory
Now you can't even bear your civil servant
Just walk away in the silence and attention you crave

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