[Originally published Apr. 6, 2017.]
How ironically conventional.
What is there to fear? What damage do
you risk to reputation or career?
Nostalgic nothings murmured into
aging left-wing ears. You’re published and
acclaimed for saying what they want to hear.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure that you’re
undoubtedly sincere. But rad chic
is no threat. It presents no new frontiers.
Utopian promises will be
always in arrears. I swear, what sorts
of books have you been reading all these years?
A new state can never save us. Your
vision is unclear. You seem to seek
transcendence. Try religion, Jessa, dear.