Bread And Circuses

my bread
and my circus
are better than
your bread
and your circus
are better than
foreign loaves and
alien balancing acts

better than 
beignets and 
jugglers
better than
croissants and
tiger tamers

I’m mesmerized
by my nacho chips
and quarterbacks
while you stare
at clearly inferior
donuts and
metal bands

to hell with all the bread
and all the circuses
in the world that aren’t 
mine —

despite how similar
the bakers
and the ringmasters
appear

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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