American SCREAM

Over American Idol cheers,
Wall Street gargle,
Roiling McDonald's deep-fat fryer,

Over nonstop chatter,
Cell-phone-soccer mom with unlimited minutes,
Top 40 DJs selling buymeNOW nation,

Over trendy Gap ads,
Freedom toast and CNN,
Cosmovogueseventeen glam,

Voices are screaming
Dying to be heard.