Why is the right –
Still called the right?
When it is wrong –
And has been wrong –
On so many things –
For so long?
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I’m talking about the right wing movements, alt-right, or any other supposedly “right”, playing on the word to mean, both, “right side” and “correct”.
Seriously, we’ve got a minority here that’s playing around the rules and usurping the will of the majority, especially in the US, and I wish we would stop calling them the “right”.
The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.