Too much info

They’ll educate you to extinction,
somewhat like a mass migration
or was I thinking ‘brain drain’
and then they’ll tell you
no exceptions, but the richest
can buy
a few exemptions
for their families and friends
they say that education never ends
but why begin? we won’t win
unless we’ve friends in those high places
that we cannot reach.
If life’s a beach,
is the tide always in?

© 2019, John Smallshaw.