They All Know

Mouths moving
singing,
crying,
raised in condolences
shouting in ire;
shoulder to shoulder
you want to walk.
Faces pointed
primed
frown
wipe away the tear
denounce the evil
knowing
that this is in part your fault;
does it lay uneasy in your heart
or
can you not even see it?
Your hypocrisy
painted
bright colors
swathes against the grey sky
could have…..
changed the tide
could have…..
stayed the charge;
deny
deny
deny…..
tides are changing
waters receding
ugliness bubbling through…..
I see you
I hear you
these platitudes
not the words chosen
when down the party line you voted
recorded
in posterity
when you thought no one would know.
©June 13/21
Picture is my own

Untitled Dark Poem #6

Words are broken
promises lies
heart bleeding
held in hand
offered up
as payment for love
given not freely
strings are attached.
Bound
wrapped
played like a marionette
Punch and Judy
knocked here and there
whilst laughter abounds.
Broken
head bent
no one can see
roiling rage
boiling
simmering
below the surface.
Tabled
turned
left behind
my tears leave traces
of the woman I was
and
not the monster I have become.
©March 4/21
Picture via Pinterest