The Mind Mill


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

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