Futuristic

Our dystopia
is not
like other dystopias

In it
the heroes of the resistance
are a bunch of park rangers
and a girls’ magazine

Protesters make funny signs
they believe in passionately
and demonstrate the power
of knitting

Scientists
forbidden to present their data
fight back
with sarcasm

Everyone goes to bed scared
and wakes up terrified
and then someone parodies an Andrew Lloyd Webber song
and everything is a bit less dark

Our dystopia
would be quite jarring
in a book about dystopias

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