Patriot’s Day (Observed)

On Patriot’s Day
Back in Arlington, Mass.,
We’d go out on the porch
To watch Paul Revere pass
(Or maybe his doctor friend–
Didn’t much matter)–
What thrills for a five-year-old!
Watching them clatter
On horseback across the bridge
Spanning the Mystic…
Making us work today’s
Simply sadistic.
A childhood in Arlington
Ought to exempt me;
(I still can recite that whole poem–
Don’t tempt me).
Today it’s too late
To stay home, but that’s fine.
The Commonwealth moves its day off,
I’ll move mine.

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Foreshadowing

April 17th
Always relatively dark
At the Old North Church

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Was That Today?

An Easter anniversary
Is never on the date one thinks
(Unless one knows astronomy).
Great set-up for sit-com hi-jinks!

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Snakes In A Lane

A multihissity of serpents
Sun themselves on Easter Eve
They pose for pix with passersby
Beside the path
And then they leave

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MOAB

“Mother Of All Bombs”
“Massive Ordnance Air Blast” bomb
“Donald Trump’s penis”

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Managing Expectations

Everything takes longer than expected.
Fact. But here’s the trick:
Expect things now
So even “late,” objectively,
Can still be quick.

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The Electrician’s Been And Gone

Now is not the time to wait.
That time was then (and it was great).
Were you too late? No need for sorrow:
You can try again.
Tomorrow.

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