Back To The Middle Ages

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 15
“Write a middle poem.  We’re in the middle of the month, so it’s a worthwhile time to write about being in the middle of things. There are physical and geographical middles, of course, but people also find themselves stuck in the middle of quarrels, lines, and poetry challenges. Some think of the middle as average; others strive to break out.”

Our morals are declining
public corruption’s on the move.
We seem to be colliding
with Middle Ages; we must improve.

Public corruption’s on the move.
There’s urban decay, and the one per cent,
like Middle Ages; we must improve.
Fall of Roman Empire, start of descent.

There’s urban decay and the one per cent.
Feels like an uprising brewing.
Fall of Roman Empire, start of descent.
Watch people begin queuing.

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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