Sports

Team sports

Televised and professionalized

Block voting

Mobs

Patriotism to the extreme

Allegiance, the scariest word ever

 

Waves

 

In Rome the factions were divided by color

For chariots

Or gladiators

And tangled in webs of corruption

Palatine Hill politics being as venal and sexualized then

As today

 

But what it comes down to

Is a great distraction

Emotional attachments to essentially nothing more than displays of uncommon skill

 

Microsecond reactions

Which help us forget the reign of terror

Absolutely

Lurking outside

At the gates

Which have started to shudder

 

David Trudel  ©  2013

 

 

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