Reasons to Disrupt the Narrative

Parables, fables - stories that tell
in order to get to a billboard at the end
of the road, where a catchy slogan
is painted in neon yellow or bright 
flamingo orange. The letters are as long-
legged as wading birds, as familiar as fork 
or spoon or cup. As night falls, no one 
says crepuscular or eventide. 
As the orphaned child sobs under 
the mother tree, no one blames 
patriarchy.  The crone isn't wise, only 
bitter. The young are either desperate 
or lost. The last page delivers a verdict
reputed to be the will of the gods.

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