The Mind Mill
Free minds are trees
Rooted in earth
Branches swaying to the sun
Authority carries a chain saw drunk on its own vapors.
Where victims seldom heard screaming are
Cut to the base
Stripped of bark
Milled to manageable widths and lengths
Stacked neatly into rows:
Material for a better McMerica.
School pretends to build trees from pieces of wood.
Shawn Hamilton, Arcata, 1984