Oh, they knew about us…
found out about us early
through a double-agent
we took for an ally
and made our disastrous confidant.
Oh, we knew they knew about us.
They tapped our telephones
and sent us nasty unsigned letters.
Our messages of love
were confiscated in the mail
and placed in “EYES ONLY” dossiers
along with other pertinent information-
like our hobbies,
and shoe sizes.
and this was not to be tolerated.
So they fed us, like lettuce
into their ravenous computers
and asked their TechnoGod
how to be rid of us.
(How does one identify and destroy
Mind Criminals like us?)
Then, in blissful tickertape
their ElectroLord spoke
and gave them the inscrutable answer they sought:
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS!
we Mind Criminals know something they don’t.
the Mind is mightier than the Number.
(© March 1980)
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