Concerning the Consequence of Excess
A Ten-Minute Play in Verse
Karma Old Hippie Professor (f)
Jayden Black Student in Whiteface (m)
Aiden White Student in Blackface and Afro Wig (m)
Emma Fem Hispanic Student (f)
Shon Butch Asian Student, TA (n)
Students seated in classroom, anticipating the professor: Enter the frumpy professor.
Karma: All welcome to the session. My name:
Professor Karma Moon, Chair of
Belief and Culture Departments.
Within this course we discuss free speech,
And implication. I also teach,
“How Best to Take Marx Seriously”,
The Platonic view of history,
and “Feminist Queer Theology”,
A course on the meaning of God
In liberated society.
Here, at our university,
We believe in enforced diversity
Without exception, applied to each:
Please read our “Policy of Manners”.
Yet here, “Free Speaking in the Sixties…
Emma: Are you sixty?
Karma: No, well, yes, I am,
But I mean to say, the “Nineteen-Sixties”.
Shon: Then you should have said “Nineteen-Sixties”.
Karma: You know, the “Sixties”, the decade.
Aiden: Like the “Nineties”.
Karma: No, the “Nineties”
Were not like the “Sixties”, they were…
Aiden: Were they like the “Zeros”?
Karma: The what?
Aiden: The “Zeroes”: Two zero, zero one…
Karma: No, this is generational.
Emma: Like the “X Generation”?