Monthly Archives: September 2016

Apocryphact Check

Comedy’s difficult; dying’s a snap. Edmund Keane gets the note for the quote, but it’s crap. Landing a punchline relies on surprise, Which is simply well-timed misdirection; Putting lumps in folks’ throats and hot tears in their eyes Can’t be … Continue reading

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How Bad Is It?

Dead mouse: That ain’t bad. Busted pup: That’s sorta bad. Broken tart: Real bad.

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Spenserians Need Not Apply

Five to seven rhymes in fourteen lines With two or three ideas and a “turn” Or volta–which, you’ll be chagrined to learn, Is placed at different points for different kinds– With pentametric iambs down their spines: Spot that, you’ve got … Continue reading

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Pacific Lennie

I don’t want no fight. You scoff, But I like bruises that wash off.

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Choose Or Lose

Undecided? On the fence? I don’t believe you. You’re not dense. You know the choices facing you. So, pick one! Whatcha gonna do? A protest vote? Don’t be a fool. One of two will have to rule When all the … Continue reading

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Lennie’s Mantra

I don’t want no trouble. When We get there, I just stan’ an’ hush. In case ol’ trouble finds me, then I come and hide here in the brush An’ hunker like a hunted bird. But nossir, I won’t say … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze

I like to freeze my brain a bit. Not all, of course, but lots of it. The part I use when I’m at work Complains the most. That part’s a jerk. My party brain, however, cheers A toxic frost! I’ve … Continue reading

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