Judgment Couple

by flammeusgladius

Judgment Couple

 

 

The judgment couple looks unceasingly
for chances to indulge their common view
of others. Every sight they get to see
confirms in them their dismal sense of you
and you and you and you. No need to do
anything that invites their condemnation:
they will condemn your vile omissions, too–
your totally ungrounded innovation,
your lack of adequate imagination,
your grayness and your golds and greens as well.
If they acknowledge your participation,
they will find fault in some way with your smell.
Those whom they spare this nasty stratagem
are certain to end up in Hell with them.

 

 

–Tom Riley