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Fence-Sitter: A Dedication

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.

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She can’t figure

What side she’s on.

But she still

Stirs the pot.


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Radical, she shows love.

Conformed? Scorn she shows.

Then, comes the flip!


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Now she loves the conformed

And spits in the face

Of those radicals

She once adored.


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Can’t figure her out

Can’t figure her game.

Side with winners?

May never know

For those like her

I steer away from.


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Nothing can be gained

With someone like that

...Nothing to be lost


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Fence-sitter

Is what she is.

A friend to you and me?

She’ll never be.


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She shows allegiance only to

Those on the fringe:

The irrational,

The dullard,

The fool.


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But listen to her

At your peril.

She fools herself

Believing she’s not

these things.

She thinks, instead,

she is the voice

of "reason."


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And that’s the worst kind

...unaware of her own failings.

She's not one to speak

For her forked tongue

only reveals

the snake she is.


© 2019 Dean Traylor

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