Diamond chain company July 2022/ Indy Taylor, Creative Commons attribution 4.0

Asphalt vacancy, sectioned by ghost lines,
with smudged oil rainbows of puddled squalor
and litter along linked fenced confines,
this bereft expanse repels dawn’s color.
Every morn, cars align in succession
weary proles steer in ritual commute.
Empty souls grip wheels, white knuckled tension,
steeled against numbness of dead-end pursuit.
All day long, moored vehicles park idle,
stowed in barren tracts of nested order,
silent and still but for shadow cycles,
while within, hours march dreams to dull slaughter.
Leave amid dusk’s veiled gloom; it’s understood,
we plebes must return, or clock out for good.

Gregg Sapp is the author of the “Holidazed” series of satires.

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Begging man with dog/ in Wikimedia commons,

Curled by master’s feet or sprawled on the curb,|
the forlorn mongrel ignores its hunger,
through the blight and din remains undisturbed,
numb to any scent, notion, or wonder.
Sometimes passers pity the weary cur
with a crust, a pat, loose change for the man,
but most dismiss them as harsh urban blur,
living static, exempt from settled plans.
Despite suffering from rheum, mange, and worms,
sleeping under cardboard, the beast still trusts
the sad alpha who drinks, his moods and forms;
animal love holds no scorn nor disgust.
Brute bonds endure absent of merit.
Salute, alas, the dogged canine spirit.

Gregg Sapp is the author of the “Holidazed” series of satires.

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Tin foil hat2.png Morton Devonshire, on Wikimedia. Creative Commons 3.0

What’s this? Something uncertain is amiss.
Oddities abound in eerie events,
rare profits too peculiar to dismiss,
and hidden incidents defy mere sense.
Chance occasion supplies suspect account
when ill-favored affairs flaunt collusion.
We doubters deny, dissent, and recount,
thus confirming our own scarce conclusions.
Elite schemers conspire for sham command,
complicit messaging of false version,
upon masses unmoved to make a stand,
save we few who see through their diversion.
Indulge us the fallacy of our fear;
we only believe what we want to hear.

Gregg Sapp is the author of the “Holidazed” series of satirical novels.

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Gregg Sapp, a native Ohioan, is an award winning author of the “Holidazed” satires, each of which is set in Ohio and centered around a different holiday.

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