Illiteration Nation


We’ve lost all interest

in what makes us human:

the ability to use our minds

and the thirst for knowledge.

We entertain ourselves

with mindless activities

to escape from the reality

that our thoughts run wild.

We seem so uneducated

if we get our degrees and

still can’t read a sentence

without falling asleep.

We’ve been so unconscious

to life, living vicariously

then looking back and

wondering where it went.  

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