Xenophobia

Xenophobia short poem

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Each city is a hyperbole
there is no homogeneity, it is not
the sum of its parts
or a royal being surround by courtiers, rather
a convention, a name
and usually not the name it began with
a viral negotiation
delivered by journalistic mythmaking and sports teams
that residents recognize
and aliens flatly denounce
over coffee
or whatever hot beverage they drink there

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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