if the covers of all your books

if the covers of all your books
are just pictures of you
then i automatically assume
you have nothing important to say
because you are more impressed with being you
than you are with talking to me

if you never acknowledge the substance
of an opposing view
or apologize for your own mistake
because that would disappoint your fans
then you should admit up front
that you are just a brand

if the things you say
would get an audience member
escorted from the event by security
then you need to stop pretending
you have anything important to contribute
and admit you’re only in it for the zazz

congratulations on your stature
you are as welcome to our discourse
as feacly peanut butter

—Don Whittington

 

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