Our Tyrant

He’s a tyrant but
our tyrant. He thinks for us.
We roar approval.

He cages children.
He murders journalists. He
fills our captive minds

with our importance.
I’d say he’s the Anti-Christ
but the Word is com-

promised. How’d that hap-
pen? Long story. Now myths don’t
speak truth to power.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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