A Grand Stand

I listened to Matthew McConaughey speak at the White House
As he walked away from the podium, among the questions called out this,
“Where you grandstanding just now sir?”
I thought, of this counterpunch thrown from a throng
No weight behind it, a hanging stain
Demeaning the words by attacking the man
Just an actor with his lines.
Hollowing out the stories
Making them as insubstantial as any byte of news

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Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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benjamin weinberg

benjamin weinberg

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Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.