Friday, April 20, 2018

Observation

Jupiter,
I’ve heard it suggested that you’re stupider
Than Mars.
But tonight
You did look bright,
Outshining all the stars.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Beware of Demotivation

Occasionally I’ve seen it turn out
That over-exercise leads to burn out.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Brisk

I know that Spring is coming,
And it will come to stay,
But due to Local Cooling,
That may not be till May.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Not Sure If This Came Up In Plato's Republic

If rule by one person
Is a monarchy,
Is rule by one swindler
A conarchy?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fresh Blood

I’m voting for Zuckerberg
For the U.S. Senate.
At least one techie nerd
Ought to be in it.
But don’t get too perturbed.
He’ll never win it.

Monday, April 09, 2018

They Say

They say that poets are crazy
And often off their meds.
They say that poets are lazy
And ought to be working instead.

Such poets sit around thinking
Of making words sound right,
Without an apparent inkling
That surely it’s impolite

To rearrange a sentence
Until it beats like a drum.
You might think I’m due for repentance,
But that day never will come.

For the words in my head
Insist that I write
Till my fingers turn numb.

The Third Symphony As It Happens

So restful to be in an airport
Playing Beethoven, not CNN.
I am a news junkie, of course,
But they air the same story again and again.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

In Boston

After a snowstorm gets out of hand
Broken branches litter the land.