Sibyl Investigated

William B. Hunt

They ran a check on Sibyl.
Began with computerized records of her credit,
Spoke to old neighbors,
Established a confidential dossier.
They classified Sibyl
In class 406-A, "Nervous Visionaries,"
Noted strange tendencies to speak in paradox,
Wander under the moon past curfew hour,
Bedding with strangers, hitchhiking aimlessly,
Refusing to report her whereabouts
To the proper authorities in January,
Thereby risking deportation as an alien.
They ran a check on Sibyl and were upset.
The neighbors spoke freely of a cockeyed girl
Who would just as soon chant of the sun
As look at you.

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