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Jan 2021
Matchsticks and Torches

Another matchstick,
struck and lit,
another flint spark
of an ongoing inferno,
and the town criers,
cry condemnation
for torch bearing villagers
(not on their side),
storming the steps
to further fan the flames
for their own reasons,
as we in the middle, burn.

James E. Roethlein copyright 2021
I wrote this after hearing about protesters storming the Capitol Building.
Written by
James E Roethlein  51/M/Middletown, Pa
(51/M/Middletown, Pa)   
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