This was not your education

Preparation with a price tag

Carry the right pedigree

So you can tell others what to do

The learned tongue

spins webs of silk

The original antithetical device

contrarian savants in reverse

Break outside the bubble

and discover the larger sphere

No trivialities in focus

No private screenings for privilege

Here’s your ticket to nowhere

And your bill

Pass the test

Are soft metals still mutable

after cast into a mold

Or just cheap scrap

not worth what you paid