There’s the food police - watching,
commenting on what people are eating.
There’s the clothing police - watching,
checking out what people are wearing.
There’s the thought police - watching,
listening to what people are saying,
writing, preaching - ready with rocks
in hand, Letters to Editors in mind
or to authorities, heresy hunters,
wanting to nail to the nearest cross
those who think differently.
Uh oh! I better be careful. I better
not offend the thought police.
© Andy Costello Reflections, 2015