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Rubbernecking from Bus Stops

by Channie Greenberg

When rubbernecking from bus stops,
Riders mistake sidewalks and puddles,
Suspend wanted discipline to gawk,
Allowing morbid curiosity’s fixation
To weight the extent of their craning.

It appears, most often, that sociopaths,
Whether driven by compulsion, rage,
Self-entitlement, lean to discourteous.
When accomplishing tasks, they fail
To control ambition, self-image, ego.

Also, souls forget that hedgehogs nibble,
Yet an entire prickle’s pecks can wound,
Matched pitches’ macaronic audiences
Notwithstanding; Uchronia stays fiction
Until palomino ponies outplay unicorns.

Copyright © 2019 by Channie Greenberg

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