Thursday, June 24, 2010

FOR DASHA ON THE OCCASION OF HER GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL

To Dasha on her graduation:
CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve done well.
Now study for an occupation
Whose art will help you to Raise Hell!
Become an independent thinker;
Avoid becoming some lipsyncer
To philososphes whom you’ll abhor
For getting you to mind their store.
Remember that your satisfaction
Is only ever guaranteed
When all of humankind is freed;
And this must come through its own action:
For anyone whom you must save
Will always only be a slave.

1 comment:

Sweet Adeline said...

Congratulations T!!!