Saturday, February 13, 2010

Silver Spoon

A silver spoon gives satisfaction, they say,
But so does a wooden one, in a pinch—
It’ll keep you from starving just as well.
Meanwhile, more misery is shown
On the TV news than you can reasonably process
And you’re tempted to not care or maybe not
Even notice the wretched children of the earth
And their disasters. It seems as though there are some
Whom shaking earth and bad stars from afar may strike
Repeatedly, without even pausing to aim.

“Nothing’s fair!” the heavens submit
Before anyone can even dial 9-1-1.
All this while God himself subsides
And Madonna thrills the world
Because she sleeps with younger men
And we worry ourselves sick that some other celebrity
Has hair that may be falling out fast beneath his faux fur hat.


Current draft: 2/13/2010
Created on 2/12/2010 12:56 PM

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Abandon hope, all ye who enter here! (At least put on your socks and pants.)