Welcome to the Order of the self-proclaimed elite,
who litter words like mocking birds and glitter all the streets!
Where trash and treasure are the only measures to which you must adhere.
And all your thoughts may be disposed in the Order’s boundless sphere.
Where some lock their gates in a circuitous chase to limit who gets through
and relegate their love and hate with their chosen point of view.
Others murder words and herd their verse for readers who flock like sheep.
Or rant in prose and overexpose in hopes of a consoling critique.
And here you are,
ready to cast your stones!
Or maybe … just maybe,
you’re one of the few
who’ll rummage through
and pluck glitter from the bones.