Susceptibility

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SUSCEPTIBILITY

the thing about brainwashing is it’s easier than you
think
the mind is as malleable
as playdough

get your thick grubby thumbs out of my wants
and your long dirty nails out of my needs
loosen your grip, I no longer wish to
play
cook me and I’ll
crack

the thing about programming or mind control
or conditioning or hypnosis
or learning or higher education
or whatever semantic
you choose
it’s never your choice

we are as susceptible as rats
paws scurrying neuro
path
ways
to get to the cheese and cocaine
and cheap wine and matching pillow sets

impressions seeps into our conscious
thought
from a dark and lonely playground
where sinister thieves roam
leaving litter and clever clues
like a scavenger
hunt
that leads to
nowhere

.

.

~ Tara Palov

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