the clown who would be king

there have been so many things
that really should have
rung the bell
made it clear that it was done
no more cruelty
no more lashing out
lies that roll out like thunder
indifference
living off the faint praise
of posturing clowns
and yet, there he is
glowing in the light
of the uninlightened

machiavelli

ceg 4.22.2020

reluctance

coming to terms
with my sins
has never been an easy task
putting it off for another day
has always been my preferred
method
you never seemed to have
any problems though; pointing out
every flaw
every shortcoming
every stubbornly held ignorance
it was so easy for you
to point at me

and I, the fool, only nodded

ceg 4/5/2020

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