UnCivil Disobedience

Toxic poisons of
sixties-like wanton anger
and visceral hatred

my heavy heart bears
witness to people who call
for vandalism—

    murder—

          Shiiiiit!

Some of them have claimed
these acts are protected under
civil disobedience.

So

Not only do they
not know how to behave in
political settings,

they apparently
can subvert words, disguising
their actions and intent.

Oddly, they and some
followers are the only
people buying it.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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