Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Huck Finn has a Tantrum

I wouldn’t take the tantrum out of childhood
The way they have taken the N-word out of Huck Finn
What is childhood without the tantrum?
I suppose it is like a journey through the South
On the Mississippi river
In the mid-nineteenth century
With an African American
Maybe it is NWA without bitch and fuck
Clockwork Orange without the ultraviolence
Heathcliffe and Catherine living happily ever after or
A flight to Australia without jet lag
Maybe it isn’t really childhood
If you don’t like tantrums
You shouldn’t have children

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