They say the best things in life are free
Love, music, laughter –
Expression, the press –
This prose is supposed to be free
But the irony is
easily found in the protocol.
Use the right elements!
Consider your technique!
Who needs feeling? We have charts.
Am I doing this right?
Get your filthy analysis away from me
And take the factory molds, too
On the conveyor belt of curriculum –
OH GOD! THE IMAGERY'S GOT ME!
If this is free,
I'd hate to see tyrannical verse.