Archaic

Archaic is the new retro;
peasant-brown the new black.
Mobs of fanatical,
bearded protestors
swell in number, knuckles white
around handcrafted pitchforks
sold under the counter in
boutique coffee outlets.
The air is chill; tempers hot.
Shouts rise on clouds of breath
as the crowd surges. Artisans
have erected a new shrine
in the town square:
a fully operational guillotine,
engraved with the names
of eighteenth century
philosophers.

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