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Every year they pay
For a paper card that holds their name:
Worth a tiny fraction of the price.

Every year they moan
That their group no longer grows:
A group that won’t take advice.

Every year the lure’s the same –
Mere pride, the cachet of their name:
A lure grown weak and small.

Every year (still) they complain
Even as they (still) refuse to change:
Why wouldn’t that appeal to all?



If every disagreement comes
from prejudice alone,
And no contrary thoughts
Are worth a thought,
What are you but a drone?

6 Word Short Story Play: Defined

Owner: Alexa, define “artificial intelligence revolt.”

Alexa: Classified.


Pinky to pinky
A solemn ceremony
Of absolute trust

Beauty’s Disguise

Make your waist look smaller.
Make your boobs look bigger.
Make your legs look longer.
Make your feet look shorter.
Hide. Cover. Enhance. Contour.
Disguise whatever looks like you.

The Sign Posts

The sign posts show the way
When to slow or pause or stop
Where one route joins another
Or breaks and flows apart
Without them no choice or all
An open meaning: directionless

New Day

Who decided the date
When old would change to new?
If set on any other day,
Would it not be just as true?
So must you wait to make your change
On the day you’re labeled to?
Or if new is what it takes to change,
Will any new day do?

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