• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 10
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The Hypnotic State of Following Suit

Before you fell to unawareness, were reduced
to unconsciousness, hypnotized,

before you appeared robotized, tranquilized,
desensitized, homogenized, lobotomized,

before you became a blurry detail midst the brick
and mortar of Wall Street, where ties,

white-collars, and well-coiffed hair colonize
in paralyzed force—you were idolized,

recognized as being an individual, one who rarely
followed suit.