All Hail

Innovation
Without knowledge
Uneducated rhetoric
And people
With too much power
No real dialogue
To be had
On these sleek skid plains
Of the New Age
An excommunication of ideas
In a culture of lies
Hostile little religions
Of blame and persecution
Bleeding reason from the wrists
Where like minds
Only like
Like minds

John Drudge is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of two books of poetry: “March” and “The Seasons of Us” (both published in 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, La Picoletta Barca Literary Journal Cambridge University, The Avocet, Sparks of Caliope, Harbinger Asylum, Black Coffee Review, Setu Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, and the Adelaide Literary Magazine. John is a Pushcart Prize nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.