Here you will find the Poem The Misunderstanding of poet Bill Knott
I'm charmed yet chagrined by this misunderstanding-- As when, after a riot, my city's smashed-in stores appear all Boarded up, billboarded over, with ads for wind-insurance. Similarly, swimmingly, I miss the point. You too? And my misunderstanding doesn't stop there, it grows--soon I can't see why that sudden influx of fugitives, All the world's escapees, rubbing themselves lasciviously against the Berlin Wall. They stick like placards to it. Like napalm. Like ads for-- And me, I haven't even bought my biodegradable genitalia yet! No. I was born slow, but picking up speed I run through Our burnt-out streets, screaming, refusing to buy a house. Finally, exasperated, the misunderstanding overtakes me, snatches up Handcuffs. So now here I am, found with all you others Impatiently craning, in this queue that rumors out of sight up ahead somewhere, Clutching our cash eager to purchase whatever it is, nervous As if bombs were about to practice land-reform upon our bodies, Redistribution of eyes, toes, arms, here we stand. Then, some new Age starts.