Contrary

I study when it’s not required;
When I have to, though, I’m tired.
Work is fun when it’s like play
But when your play’s your work, no way
(Until you’re home and off the clock,
At which point work is sure to rock).
Motivation’s key, I guess:
When “they” care more, then I care less.
It’s they that have the power, though.
I’ll do it. Will I like it? No.

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Very Small Favors

Seen through rain-swept glass:
Keys, umbrella, telephone
Dry inside the car

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Maybe That’s Why They’re Fuzzy

Rodents are adorable
In abstract. Fact?
Deplorable.

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Dentempathy

I don’t like chewing gum because
I’ve never liked the things it does
To dentists, pitting them against
Each other: Four may be convinced
That one brand’s safe for dental work;
A fifth, though, disagrees. A jerk?
Or principled recalcitrant?
Enjoy your chewing gum. I can’t.

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Glowing With Pride

Another Tuesday’s done, and we’re
Not quite immobilized by fear
Nor yet extinct from radiation.
That’s a win in MAGA Nation!

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‘Kay, So…

Cheese has fat, so melt it thin.
A warm tortilla?
Done! That’s dinner.

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Shy

The butterfly hums in the garden, alone

The hummingbird watches, and learns

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