"XXXX" Revisited


The administration warned me
not to discuss the poem.

The uproar would, in their opinion,
eclipse the educational value.

My mind snapped.

“You are chained to the very words you condemn!”

They saw my effort as being

in vain,

only good for injecting rage

and turning over
the once able,

to 'caine.





                                                       Anthony Gayle