Removing His Name From Their Friends' List


Removing His Name From Their Friends’ List


They’ll regret the odd, oily tyrant,

with a macho twist on his way to a rough nowhere,

trying to see if he could run down

the Earth’s battery 

by using his profane lure to breed thralls,

turning a casual incident, a regular idea,

or random reference into a burn,

the censured odor of sabotage.


He, the first to suspect strange talk

of those who won’t comply 

with the rules he imposes, 

or the hodgepodge of antics 

few have felt would benefit themselves,

loves to sit at the bad table,

and brew up vague chaos.


The irresponsible ruler who only decrees

conduct highly disavowed by everyone 

but his own ego.


Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include seven published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems); Lost and FoundRed Is The SunriseBus LightsTravel SightSpica’s Frequency; and Doubt and Truth.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret SongPairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry;  That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Her new book, Rhythms Told, will be published in the future by Soma Publishing.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at


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