The Incumbent

Cameras rolled, and the crowd applauded as he took the stage.

As he smiled, the practiced, plastic grin that had become his mask, they praised.

As he spoke, the voters absorbed. Rapt.

After his speech, he felt disembodied. Rendered a marionette, and his consciousness a spectator. On the fringe, observing.

via Daily Prompt: Outlier

Outlier

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