#2,403 This is that new England

This is that new England
of lit-up hates
[a burnish
& buffing-of to embellish
deep sheens of repeated
distrust] –
Divide –
defeat
us plebs –
us their scum –
& see us re-settle at held
screens & engage with a
press of lick-kissed word
play to distract our gaze –
This is that new England