Sensational eye (s)

Let the words speak for themselves,
they are old enough now,
they don’t need a grown up to speak for them,

a shocking image
of violence wrapped up in nothing,
to titillate the obtuse
who don’t read poetry,

but who will buy the book
to impress their
ephemeral friends,

who wouldn’t know a:

metaphor from megalomaniac
simile from sham
rhythm from retribution
rhyme from rank amateur
assonance from asshole
alliteration from arrogance
symbols from sycophant
allusions from delusions (of grandeur)
verse from verisimilitude
enjambment from entrapment
Homer from hypocrite.

Let the words speak for themselves,
we will listen,
but only if they are old enough to stand alone
and speak eloquently for themselves.