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The Benefits of Illiteracy

Literature has become a zebra
Donít laugh; it has
Black and white
Merging into a jagged
But, oh so defined line
There is no gray
No in between
Just a pin-pointed
Exactness
Between light and dark
Good and evil
A zoo full of zebras
No elephants binding it all together
No parrots ushering in excitement and vibrance
Please donít feed the animals
Itís making them sick
Hippos are repulsive
Letís remove them from the shelf
Eagles are extinct
Everyoneís afraid of bears
Zebras only zebras
The pattern may be different
But the colors are the same
Please donít feed the zebras
They may maintain their white
Preventing the blackened stallion to emerge
Smaller
Without the glory
Only the whining ďNayĒ