little boys who write on walls
call it tagging and think it calls
for courage and defiance great,
think it makes them look first-rate.
they sneak around in dead of night
afraid they'll get caught in the light,
believing it makes them daring
as if someone is really caring
about little boys who write on walls
who think their deeds show they have great gall
when those who see the tagging, scorn
the boys' destruction in the morn.
knowing boys who write on walls
really have no balls at all.
- Bonita, California
- September 4, 1996