published on in poetry


Can’t face the world unculturebound
Unshielded experience is too raw
It might confound if felt too freely
So freedom must be caged with law

Controlling frames are worn with will
For God’s country and protection
Lest someone’s thinking overspill
And point in an unenclosed direction

Anesthetize your strangeness
Say our loving mindset masters
We’re taught how to not transgress
By edustructional broadcasters

They, together, teach the rules
Of this playperform
How to dress and talk and eat -
In short, how to conform

A much needed social contract
Inborn for all who live
We’re numbered members of the pact
Well-oiled and collaborative

Our minds are trapped with legalese
Our loins — libido dominandi
All things counter to growth we seize
For expansion is our modus operandi