Is This The Future of America?
talk excitedly at lunch
of Sylvia Plath.
Later, in their home economics class,
they (the boys too) stick their heads in ovens
and turn on the gas.
Is this the future of America?
The following poems are from Raymond's collection from section VII Final Entropy, from his book “Love Poems for Cannibals”. One might say they are visceral and very in your face, on issues of social practices taken as normal activities yet questioned from the poet's eye. Some of these poems strike one's senses like lightening, and should give rise to some soul searching, in the philosophical sort of way.