Poems by Abhishek Majumder

To the Scholar

a poem by Abhishek Majumder

“Education is Mass Hypnosis”
-Robert M. Pirsig

Well versed lectures
customised to fortify the realm
of ordered chaos.
We are taught
the safe, the acceptable.
Libraries devoted to nurse
society’s paranoia.
We are encouraged
to be
‘social’.

They want hedges
not trees.
The defiants are punished,
handed over to schizophrenia
or the bowl of hemlock.