The Small People Think

Then and there a chant arose,
a star-spangled tribute
to thrown-out galoshes
and purple tuxedoes

replaced by the dozens
in true democratic form.

It took a long time
to get to this point–
we thought
we were just invincible…

Rather not stoke the flames
of this goddamn pastry warfare,
for sure it’ll mash up our brains.

But, you know
it’s not important what the small people think.
Their stupid labor is what got us here,
so let’s not belabor the point.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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