WHAT TO BE, ACCORDING TO WHAT NOT TO BE
Copyright © 2018 by Marvin Cohen

Birth is free.
All you have to do is "be,"
and also acquire an identity
but steer away from eccentricity.
Don't be accused by society
of irrationality
verging perhaps on insanity,
which is catastrophically devastating to your vanity
as a social human being
decently worth others' seeing.