Poems and Poetry

Extravagant Display | A Poem by Guy Farmer

The slightest shift in tenor
Presages the impending
Barrage of vitriol and virulence
Spewed upon all in the vicinity.

Unblinking, staring at their
Immaculate shoes, the guests pretend
Nothing out of the ordinary
Is happening, not here.

Carefully selected finery,
Arranged extravagant display,
A mesmerizing feast for
Some other time and place.

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