So far… by D.A. Pratt

So far …

it’s been a century
devoid of nuance …
maybe it started with
“nine-eleven” (an ugly phrase!)
and simply hasn’t stopped:
everything’s black and white
especially when it comes
to witless expressions
disguised as overt opinions
quickly tapped out with just thumbs
on the nearest hand-held device –
when the conventional choice is
“I’m right and you’re obviously wrong”
with nothing else worth considering
the nuances symbolized
by all the shades of grey
have disappeared … lost
in the rush to be
utterly uninsightful …

daveD.A. (David) Pratt considers himself an outsider within the society he has lived throughout his existence. He maintained an under-the-table interest in reading and writing while working for far too long for the Government of Saskatchewan in the field of taxation policy. After leaving that world, some of his poetry has begun to appear both in print and online.

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