Sunday, January 11, 2015

Herb Kauderer & Alan Katerinsky - One Poem

Verbal Masturbation

in the age of talk media
exercising freedom of speech
no matter how stupid
is considered a moral imperative

hate and ignorance
are deemed justified
by the need of the individual
to express what they feel

with no responsibility
for new feelings created
in the next caller

and no awareness
that their own buttons
have been pushed

Herb Kauderer is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. He holds an M.F.A. from Goddard College in Vermont.
Alan Katerinsky is an assistant professor of computer security and information assurance at Hilbert College, and repeatedly a graduate of the University at Buffalo.

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