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Uncomfortable

	Listen to a joke in Czech
		or Serb
		and wonder
		if you should laugh
		at the end
		or ruin the mood

	Walk alone into
		a party of couples
		and stay alone
		semi drunk
		all night

	Sit in a loud party
		unable to hear
		anything but noise
		and the calendar flipping

	Listen to a friend
		raving about Wal-Mart
		or some other institution
		you think is seditious
		and say nothing

	Listen to a Baptist
		Jihadist
		talk about
		family values
		and nod slowly
		while keeping
		a fixed smile

	Express your views
		to a lamp post
		while waiting
		for the bus home

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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