We pitted schools against one another
like forcing numbers to fight letters,
mathematics versus semantics;
a brain left, the right brain.
Maybe, like is societally stressed,
men are the linear ones;
women are lacking, irrational.
Some see superiority; others, equality.
Is there any truth in opportunity?
A degree fit for immediate occupation
or an eternally empty piggybank.
A young girl told not to educate-
barely a step ahead of asserting
she is not fit for education at all.
A young boy encouraged to pursue
whatever he pleases, so long as
he wins bread and to the open flame
confines his culinary practices.
-You keep calling me a conspiracy theorist,
but continue to prescribe to predestination.
Maybe freewill falls by the wayside
while we seize control over the future
that ought belong to the innocent ones.