IN PARKER WE TRUST by Christopher Wood-Robbins Colonel Tom Parker carnival barker had his hip-swinging client singing a tune we thought was ours when we bought the cookie-cutter mentality of the musical mainstream a narcotic invention to relieve the tension of keeping your money green and your reputation clean so that, just like the singer that the fraudulent colonel owned, we, too, can be cogs in the wheel of the everyday machine.
Christopher Wood-Robbins, who prefers to be called “Aspie Chris” in his writings, has been writing poems of gender and racial equality, as well as odes to individuality, for the past thirty years. In 2007, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, and has dedicated his craft to promoting autistic awareness (and acceptance) ever since. He lives in Central Massachusetts with his wife, Julie, and occasionally indulges in a bohemian lifestyle (painting pictures in an open mic gallery in Cambridge, MA. (when his financial situation allows).