Popular effrontery

A game anyone can play.

Must you be heard?

Do you have

Secret knowledge


except to you?

Must you swagger;

Is this your minute of fame?

Is your voice raised

In your particular truth?

Must your wisdom

Be shared

At the risk of

Squashing mine?

Does fake news

Brighten your day?

Is your tribe

So very special?

Does democracy

Belong to you?

Are we simply objects

For your display?