Fear eats the soul (a poem)

Deplorables gonna deplore…

1
The paper says
fear eats the soul

If they printed the letters in reverse
no one would know
what they were talking about

Sort of like now
except it wouldn’t be a choice

2
The paper says
fear eats the soul

They’re not talking about it much
but a lot of people are going hungry

Not that anyone’s talking about it now

3
The paper says
fear eats the soul

The signs don’t have enough room
for all the words

Now they don’t say
what they want to

4
The paper says
fear eats the soul

But these people
don’t look frightened

They look angry

5
The paper says
fear eats the soul

One look at this group
and I think fear
must be on a diet

or starving

(16 May 2020)


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