Harassed all my life and persecuted for my beauty,
have I no right then to protect it?
Resignation and retreat is urged as a necessity,
as if never being seen was your condition of existence;
but it is not your body only that needs measures of protection.
We live in a robotic brainwash age
where everything goes automatic
against which there’s nothing to protect you:
it will importune you everywhere with cold insensitive intrusion,
making any dialogue and argument impossible.
The worst part is perhaps the junk you’re flooded with
and drowned in every day by noise and media,
in loudspeaker terrorism benumbing you and killing
your soul’s freedom of both thought and health;
and so you are an outcast alienated stranger to society
refusing to cooperate with a demented world
which never knew what it was doing.