My gift to reason
I don’t know what a Motto is
Nor did I study pool-table history
To find that some pool-tables have green felt
Because it was originally a lawn game.
It would have been my second choice,
But, considering I’ve seen tables
With red, blue, teal
And my old pool table had green felt,
I can safely assume
That the color is neutral, and there,
To keep from distracting from the balls.
A lawyer is smart,
And is good at memorizing things.
A Counter Intelligence Agent
Is good at knowing that Green Eggs and Ham
Started out as a bet.
A person who’s truly smart
Knows that Green Eggs and Ham
Is developed to cater to a Child’s imagination
So that they imprint an otherwise invisible story
That only the child can understand,
And perhaps the child psychologist who developed it for that reason.
Then, someone who sees sociopaths are becoming more frequent—
I think it’s 1 in every 100 now, or maybe even 50—
Knows that there must be something to that fact about Green Eggs and Ham
That when I read it, I see that the child’s mind will imprint a story;
What about the adult mind, consuming our modern stories?
Violence is rampant in a violent culture.
A culture without violence
Is one not exposed to violence.
Rather… you only know what you’ve seen.
For the life of me I couldn’t imagine,
Or really even picture
What a penis going into a vagina really looked like
Until I saw it on my first pornography video.
As crude as that may sound.
I can say something a thousand times…
It’s still an enigma until I see it.
I can describe an arm being blown off
In a war scene.
But it’s still an enigma what it looks like
Unless I’ve seen it in a movie.
Then I have a visual aid.
I can say that someone’s guts were hanging out…
That they were being dragged along
In a scene of my book…
But unless I’ve watched Black Hawk Down
Or Saving Private Ryan
I don’t know what it looks like.
Contrary, I can communicate the feeling
Of going to war by having experienced it in art…
That right fine.
I cannot put a visual in someone’s mind
Unless it’s been seen.
What is unseen, is the images and constructs
We’ve wired into an entire population of 300,000,000 people.
How, they automatically have an understanding of some arcane
Demon, which all men, women and children now know as it passes through our modern archetype.
I diagnose this…
But I cannot cure it.