Include Me Out

The English phrases that I cherish most

in any season thick with politics:

Unfollow. Snooze for 30 days. Hide post.


Polemic swarms and buzzes, coast to coast:

slogans get flung, so many stones and sticks.

But equipoise is what I cherish most.


You bluster, browbeat, bother, badger, boast---

all this rodomontade. I say: nope, nix,

unfollow, snooze for thirty days, hide post.


Civility's irrevocably lost?

Rights are in peril? Country's in a fix?

Those with least are crushed by those with most?


I know. I know. But I need not play host

on my timeline to your seventy-sixth

frantic, urgent, must-read Facebook post.


You tell me thrice per hour that I'm supposed

to have my nerves seething in rhetoric.

---Serenity, courage, wisdom. What I most

need to do is hide your bloody post.

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-06-11 at 10:58

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This is hilarious. perhaps your best Villanelle

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Though I am one of the transgressors, I agree fully.

I like the humor in it. Exultant villanelle.