Observations in Poetry and Pictures

On Demonstrating

A Hippie's Protest

From a life, rich
of every want
never felt the pangs of hunger
or the feet touch the ground
other than the cool grass
on lawns made beautiful
by some Puerto Rican
working for some Italian
or on wall?to? wall carpets
shampooed as necessary
to Keep, the shag from knotting
beneath the feet,
the color television screening images
of peroxide blonds on martinis,
the gratuitous Killings,
words of lasting peace
amidst reports of battle slaughters,