The Protest Inside — Jane Kennedy Mitchell

Compton Acres - Gerry Shepherd
Compton Acres – Gerry Shepherd
the circle sings a round of protest
marchers crash through the square
but my heart thumps its own protest
signs on for love to an open-ended slog

my masked mummer of doubt
riots through gardens of deception
knocks down arrogant losers
posers without shame
slashes sloganed preconceptions

and my iconolatry falls riddled
with pangs racking enough
to put my passive life at risk
forcing me to tuck
this unfathomable world
tightly inside
my once restricted embrace

©2021 Jane Kennedy Mitchell
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