bread and circus

on the stainless steel mesa
the drama unfolds
runs the runner hot naked soled…bullet to follow
notched and marked with an epithet
“runner run”…run runner a mark to mark
your run…bullet to follow
spectators detached and bored wager
how fast and when will the bullet
hit its mark…running runner run
run runner running no bet on you
stumble falling pirouette spins the runner
run…runner…run…the runner ran
spent from the blast all guts
splattered ripped through the back
spectators detached and bored
bread and circus déjà vu the same old venue
collecting their bets a good day all in all
to place your bets on the surest of wagers
the love of the detached to bet against
their fellow humans aiming
with the bullet to follow.

bread and circus

montdragon

San Diego, United States

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Spectators love to watch all kinds of sporting venues and other entertainment and some get passionately involved and shout and have a great time. Movies or Cinema and television present all types of entertainment and even what is called news on television which is a misnomer nothing new…war, murder, famine, rape, liars being exposed or the cover up and other refried déjà vu that is called news…not new. Perhaps we should just do what the Romans did “Bread and Circus” and a bullet to follow.

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