why feed even our teachers, who are not immune to the world
on the bands & teenage girls of today?

they get to teach the pulled-up body the obvious fact that she is
store merchandise, old matter

carrying important, universally recognised brand-name mania
a cute child does not have peers & pressure is a novelty
but she needs these labels to stay that way...

calling the powers of girls who spend hours
on drowning themselves in arrangements of flowers
the strong are admired, but the victims desired
& everyone everywhere seems to be mired
in opheliaphilia

she has given birth to lip gloss, hair accessories
movies & nick-nacks, sewn onto her

& the culture is one with multitudes of people
keeping her doing it with a minimum of explanation

I've had my fill o'ya, ophelia