by Hal Sirowitz
One reader, who left a comment, accused me of being against the six sentence format. He called me anti-authoritarian. When my mother read me the ten commandments, I added on another one – not to drink coffee. My mother bragged to my uncle, who said, "What’s wrong with coffee?" And I say to that reader, "What’s wrong with an occasional revolt? Wasn’t our country built on a little revolution?"
Hal Sirowitz is the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York.