A Ruckus Needs To Be Raised, or Caused, or Raised

by Jerry Ratch

Either a ruckus needs to be raised

Or a ruckus needs to be caused


I began chewing the locks of love

Off the fences and the gates

I was so outraged

At the horrible academic trash


If they had found me doing this

They would have hauled me away

And thrown me on the ash heap

Of what we now call Language


Written on the brass plaques

And laid to rest like tombstones

In the sidewalks of downtown


Where only bums are allowed

To urinate with the grand gesture

Of utter disdain

After chewing off the locks

On the gates to hell