... Through profound misunderstanding
about me – who I was – or what
language I spoke condemned me to
an environment, maternal,
barren, unable to locate
A clued-in educator for
my particular temperament.
I survived, and I pray you will
too in higher education
where the air is thinner and the
Culture suffers from a super-
abundance of pretentious hacks,
corner-watchers, hall monitors,
felonious fragmenters of
In summarized values stuffed through
a gap in your head and filled with
vast amounts of information
void of clarity, grace or form.
Modern university is
Out of touch with mainstream reason.
Simply put, that pillared building
is grandiose housing for an
illegitimate bathhouse steeped
in perverse philosophy taught
By the elite pied pipers of
cut off from the temple of truth
distant from the virtuous whole
far from the wisdom of the soul.