The Emperor’s New Clothes

By Jason Zapata

Ignorant of his troubled kingdom and
His subject’s woes
Someone needs to tell the emperor to
Put on some clothes
But uttering this awkward truth aloud
Is a transgression
So heads remain bowed in shame
At this sad procession
Of a monarch lost in hopeless denial
As he marches past
And we’re all left to wonder how long
His reign will last