teachers and preachers
know the children are trapped,
each one sentenced to family prison
in a house of selfish complaint
to a school of unlikely choices
at a college of social dilemma
for a job in financial stress
all stuck in traffic
on their way to escape
from a World so afflicted
wondering why.
Yet, tyranny of appetites
is not a welcome answer
to the billions addicted.

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