an acquaintance of mine
looked at photos from a party in Topanga
and commented with a sneer
"look at all dem hippies...why don't they get with the times...cut their hair and get a job?"
i laughed...and replied with a sneer that out-contempted his
"most of these folks are far better educated and gainfully employed
than most of you who march like lemmings
parroting the lies you heard on fox;
custom cut and consumer driven
right wing fascists
suckers who buy into that whole
red, white and blue delusion!"
he toasted me... a bit aghast
"peace, love and f#@& you too!"
i took my beer and photos and walked away
knowing i had trumped his game...
even us hippie idealists
are capable of
(and some of us are experts at it!)