Paperarchy

Airport security sirens ring loudly
A man carrying a black briefcase
Had beat poetry books, apparently,
Armed and ready to be read:
Ginsberg, Kerovac, Cohen,
Even one by Ferlenghetti,
That alone, if read,
Could liberate everyone in the security area
It is rumored that such poetry books
Are packed with words like:
Peace, Love, Hope, Adventure and critical thinking,
Anyone of those shards
Could liberate a person instantly
Undoing a lifetime of propaganda
From right-wing news media outlets
The poet was from Canada
He was also carrying
Homemade poems of liberation
The lone wolf poet said:
“If given the chance,
He would have read them on the plane.”

There seems to be a rash of these dissidents
Another poet was found in broad daylight
With radical poetry books strapped to his chest
He was holding one which was connected to the others.
This could have caused a mass reading if ignited
One can only imagine the amount of
Liberation and freedom this could have caused
On a university campus
One poet said that in order for the bird of
Democracy to fly straight
The left-wing needs to flap
As well as the right-wing.
The sleeping public is asked to be vigil
If you see a poet, do not go near him/her
Please call the anti-poetry police
The masses are cautioned
To watch for women poets
They decode patriarchy
And can undo much of the lies
Around the issues of equality.

Charles has been a social activist for 35 years. He can be reached at : aroha@shaw.ca. Read other articles by Charles.