All Hail

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 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 five books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), Fragments (2021), and A Long Walk (2023). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.