The Halloween Parade 2018
You weren’t expecting the news vans that open the parade but you can’t say you’re surprised to see them. Earnest men, bowties glistening, speaking power to truth (or is it the other way round) as their feeds slowly die and the volume on their guests only ever gets turned further up even as they shout not to be heard but to make sure their guests are not.
Capering desultorily around the edges of their floats, the redcaps. Fists looking for faces, mischief hiding behind stern-faced self righteousness, so proud. So angry. So alone. And as they recede into the distance, it strikes you they all look so very, very tired of winning.