Q: Would you give up your poetry, your free expression to live in a society in which everyone had enough to eat?
A: Of course. Without a second though. But generally speaking, a society will require that one give up one's poetry and wait and see if the society is as perfect if it advertises. "Can I have my poetry back," the artist politely asks when it becomes clear that the society has fallen short. "no," the society will reply, somewhat less politely.
Q: So "No" would be your answer?
A: I wish the answer were "yes" in a way I don't wish I were tantalized by the frequent emails offering millions in Nigerian booty.