Watching peripherally

 Watching peripherally as supposed adults  
 Pontificate linguistically
 Debating in disgust  
 About a debate that must have been ridiculous and disgusting
 Is so ridiculously funny
 And ironic and gut busting  
 That it shows
 How the lack of self awareness
 And the counterfeit dialectic
 Masquerades as political opinion
 Paraded by minions of a monotonous
 That feeds on the emotions
 Of these untethered chess pieces
 That cannot see the board  
 Nor the black and white King
 Canoodling in the corner
 Check Mates in the scripted Dream 
 copyright Charleen Johnston
September 30, 2020