075 – Tone Deaf

TONE DEAF – Glen Hartle

The rights to privileged query
have always been on the table;
up for display
and not for discussion.

All while temporal merit camouflaged
as bounty making patronage
a priority for comparative
measure of well-being.

Lost in unsustainable subtlety,
the harvest is sullied and
the esteemless remind that
fate will always trump free will.

“Are your parents still alive?”