Friday, February 9, 2024

Know Your Enemy By Gabriel Bates

Are you sure
it's your jobless

Or that single mom
on food stamps?

Are you sure
it's that co-worker
who doesn't worship
the same politicians
as you do?

Or that guy
down the street
who's a few shades
darker than most?

Are you sure
it's not just you
and all the bullshit
you believe in?


Gabriel Bates is a poet living in Tiffin, Ohio. His work has appeared in several publications, online and in print. Keep up with him at