The Eye Rollers (Audio Short)

A poem about the harsh social cues you never want to see.

(Download the instrumental version here)

The eye rollers
The chin raisers
The marble counting
Sanity appraisers
The mixed messengers
The somber smilers
The cheer exuding
Rank and filers

The long nodders
The collar biters
The head ducking
Out of sighters
The leg crossers
The seat adjusters
The wall erecting

The fair weather friendlies
The mute greeters
The face forgetting
Silent treaters
The blind spotters
The selective seers
The magicians deciding
Who disappears

The social climbers
The crowd surfers
The bridge building
Community pillars
The rolling stoners
The flattening boulders
The cool operating
Iceberg shoulders

The boulevard bouncers
The list they scroll through
The police enforcing
A charisma curfew
The heroes of exclusion
The enemies of empathy
The ducks always sending
Swans out to sea

The wheat reapers
The chaff removers
The hired hands separating
The bad from the pure
The black listers
The quality controllers
The assembly line full of
Eye rollers

2 thoughts on “The Eye Rollers (Audio Short)”

  1. A harsh poem that speaks out loud about violence and coercive power…

    Very well written and I also liked the audio…

    Thanks for sharing, Drew, Cheers,

    Aquileana 😉

  2. You are only the second person to whose poem I’ve listened on WP, so it’s a new experience for me. It’s fascinating reading it in silence the first time, then listening to it the second time. Such two vastly different experiences. Great voice and reading, by the way.

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