Images of beards,solemn,slow
unkempt,untidy,ragtag bag of oddities
like some bad comedians left sans audiences
Who do philosophers talk to-if not each other(and themselves?
Why would an image of one reveal anything of their views?
How distinguish modern from ancient if not via clothing?
Ideas do not age/though some are dead as dodos
New philosophies are required for an age of technospeak
Our Age of Universal Surveillance/Insecurities
We need wisdom when it comes to anthrax and sarin,
C4 on airlines and weapons of mass distraction
not to mention artificial epidemics of bird flu and smallpox fostered
by funding of Foundations and fears older than Great Plagues and Incans
All philosophers are not poets-though both are unincomed
facing sanctions by fascists and censorship via fashion
Philosophers must become journalists,commentators,blog writers
or Wikileakers to gain attention to important issues.
Issues there are aplenty-philosophers few
And do not ask what Department they are axing at your next Faculty meeting.
It will be you.