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An Open Letter to Up and Coming World-Savers
We all know the keys to our own transformations:
the secluded phone booths, the darkened caves,
the candlesticks that open the secret changing room
in the library, the magic words that conjure lightning,
and on and on. We’ve all created our methods
of shedding self in favor of Freud’s superego. Dive deeper…
A boy, no more than twelve,
chanted, through shuttered eyes,
something about freedom from tyrants,
a government in homage of its people.
I hardly heard him over the howling
crowd, the firecracker gunfire, the Molotov
cocktails washing down in hot, smooth
arcs across the red-bricked square.