Letters & Pixels #17

Authority Figure

The world of straight lines
and shapes black & white
dissolves into a kaleidoscope of colors,
hewed from disappointment,

excavated from joy.
The squiggles of life
jump and squirm and
spit in the face of rulers

Wherefore art thou so close,

sweet Prince?
What bite does your tongue possess?
Enough
to sever my humanity
and eat this dream
of keeping

my self-autonomy?

PS Gear & Jon Wilkening