The Expert

The Expert

A dilettante excoriates the world.
He is the expert. Everyone agrees
with him. It’s not that they’re afraid of what
he’d say if they did not agree with him,
it’s just that they’re afraid of being made
the butt of his demeaning, cutting wit.
He never hesitates to tell the world
it’s gone to hell and what it’s problems are
and how they would be solved if people weren’t
so stupid; if they’d only listen. If
they’d only realize what’s good for them.
He has the answers. Everything is clear
And if he has to raise his voice and scream
at times, it’s understandable. How else
can people who are deaf be made to hear?

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