dr seuss book burning…

 

digital decoupage cwmartin

i’m not certain
how it all began
but i’m guessing
it was just
a scam
but parents
from around
the land
came
because a man
said the books
should be banned
he held a bible
up in one hand
saying
the word
should be
the only
book
on a child’s nook
so
after a hearty breakfast
of green eggs
and ham
the mob
while children sobbed
stacked up
all the books
even the cat
in the hat
was set
on the pile
and
set them ablaze
in the morning haze
even tho
 i’ve tried
i’ll never
know why
perhaps he
misread
or was just
sick
in the head

convergence…

late for school
             no breakfast
late for work
             no comp time
hop on bike
             talking to self
hop in car
             talking on cell
first class
             no way I’m making it
first light
             no way I’m braking it
steam rising
             from red pitch on cold pavement