In an age of video wallpaper and aural anesthesia, Music has become a prostitute. No longer is it a gift from the gods; It has become a pacifier, A tranquilizer, And a tool. A tool to protect us from loneliness, To entice us to buy And to keep us from seeing How bad things have become. At one time, Music was a vital experience, It was physical, Emotional, Almost religious. Today music is just One more device Used by the new sun Called civilization To control itself.