By Dee Allen.

There are no more
kingdoms or dynasties
displayed on any map.

Mass Media
has them all.
Fiefdoms in abundance.
Cults of personality
in high-definition
ultra 4K.

The beautiful people seen
on the flat television screen
the ordinary
less glamourous would
follow follow follow follow

For as long as
cameras flash,
& the paparazzi
have the tacky
red carpet ready,

actors & models 
will be kings & queens
their children
princes & princesses
& their
multitudes of fans, willing 
subjects to royalty.

Dee Allen. is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. Active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s, he is the author of 5 books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater and Skeletal Black, all from POOR Press, and his newest from Conviction 2 Change Publishing, Elohi Unitsi). Allen also has 34 anthology appearances (including Your Golden Sun Still Shines, Rise, Extreme, The Land Lives Forever, Civil Liberties United, Trees In A Garden Of Ashes, Colossus: Home, Impact and the newest from York, England-based Stairwell Books, Geography Is Irrelevant) under his figurative belt so far.

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