I wavered at the academic gates –
Should I attend the university?
Or get to work at once, creatively?
What benefit to further school awaits?
My father had an answer good for me.
He pointed to a million books, and said
if I encountered decent faculty,
they’d aim me toward the gems that should be read.
I ate that wisdom and enrolled at Cal –
a choice I’ve had no motive to regret –
and now apply my father’s rationale
when I observe the loathsome Internet.
The information highway is a mess
without a filter – proving more is less.