Rhetoric and the Reeducated

by Jacob Slifka


Listen, learn, to lean and leer,

then lie and lie through lips.

Follow, feel, philosophize,

“Now fight! Now fight! Not free!”

Censure, stain, to slander, steal,

You stretch and stretch yourself.

Consigned, wings clipped,

condemned you’re conned,

And conned by creed till culled.


So to you, 

worshiper of Deino, Enyo and Pemphredo, 

choose to use your two, 

instead of the one of the many. 

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