Anomie

Society has lost
All respect
Electronic anonymity
Is killing civility
And it’s leaking out
Into our daily lives
Through anger
And hostility
Decency
Is dying by degree
In this radicalized
New culture
Death
By a thousand cuts
Incremental
And insidious

John Drudge is a social worker working in the field of disability management. He is the author of two books of poetry: “March” (2019) and “The Seasons of Us” (2019). His work has appeared in the Arlington Literary Journal, The Rye Whiskey Review, Poetica Review, Drinkers Only, Literary Yard, The Alien Buddha Press, Montreal Writes, Mad Swirl, The Avocet, Sparks of Caliope, Harbinger Asylum, Black Coffee Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Cajun Mutt Press, and the Adelaide Literary Magazine. John is a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.