Show, Don’t Tell

Americans are like two-year olds---
dazzled---
by bright pictures
of apples, dollars, guns, cars,
breasts and testicles.

Try to convey a thought--

In America, to live is to shop.

The world is no more cruel
than it ever was.

If good or evil could be predicted by skin color,
this country would make sense.--

And they shake the crib, cry, scream,
"Don't tell me anything.
Show me the pictures."

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