by John Kendall Hawkins
"Knowledge can never imprison you, but you can be captive to your ignorance."
"- A.E. Samaan
In the fascist playgrounds of yesteryore
where fey made monsters held court
and fought turf wars for our twinkies,
our little packaged sugar shacks, our souls --
while their future wives snapped gum and smoked
at the same time -- we were presented with the choice:
a prison life of shower room soap bars slipping, oops,
or a life of truancy and avoidance,
the fear of becoming an artist, hungry
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