Grim Reality

Cold truth
cuts through

high in hand

reaping falsehoods
from the land.

Seen distantly,
a ghastly act

although we seek peace
in the fact

deceptions threaten
lesser crops

as another scarecrow

Grim Reality © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: December 7, 2020