Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bruno Bettleheim

You work a lifetime on one idea
and they take it from you,
strike a match page by page,
forcing you to transform. 
These people still do not know
the strength of rape,
how you quest for learning,
how music flows through cell blocks,
how even children see a future. 
Somehow the loss of a manuscript
changed you into something
else, and you survived,
came across the ocean,
created a better vision
explaining to all of us
how we think, how we know.

Michael H. Brownstein

Helpless I do not know if good intentions prevail among the elected, among the appointed, leaving me apprehensive that the fate ...