Approaching now the final stage
Of ultimate inversion, when
Permission is required by men,
From government, who’ve placed a cage
About them. How will they assuage
Their guilt, speak out and thus engage
In bolst’ring freedom’s cause, again?
Caged, can we measure, gauge
The distance left, can any sage
Predict the time, when in the pen
The bolt will drop? And God, what then?
Too late to cry and scream and rage: