left, and the centre are defined
in terms of their relations to each other.
were left and shifty centre moved
(along the spectrum, from their proper places)
wouldn’t seem extreme, like its sworn foe,
the oft-forgotten left. The centre, thus
would seem a milder kind of right,
while what to us seems left is centre. Our rights
into oblivion. Fascism
is normalized. The left and centre die.
is all there is, and human rights
are all left in the centre of a dungheap.
back where we started, when Hitler
was snuffing leftists, making centrists right.