Haibun: Eye to Eye

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I wish we could agree.
Our difference of opinion
enflames the things unsaid.
So we skirt around the issue
whilst I remained perplexed:
Whatever happened to your
rebellious youth?

And why am I the radical?

Brainwashed opinion
Open mindedness thrown out
Worn out paradigm

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Debate

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Debate was once good
Taking sides, we argued points
Then we would shake hands
Now it’s vicious and puerile
From our digital bunkers

copyright Francis Barker 2020