oh have it your way but…

he always
took
the lion’s share
tho
most of us
know
that
the lioness
is the true hunter
but
that is
just an aside
he also
insisted
that
he be given
the largest glass
filled to the brim
with
wine or ale
and
she
would
always comply
but
one day
in passing
she said
smiling
have you considered
that
the largest glass
also
can contain
the largest
amount
of
poison

 

with apologies to karl…

 

since
i was late
for work
i made
a mad dash
across
the park lawn
unfortunately
someone
had not
followed
the city ordinance
about
picking up
after your dog
i believe
i used language
appropriate
for the event
as
it happened
the brown bag prophet
had
witnessed
and
heard
the entire
nonsensical drama
he gave
a wry smile
and
said
i read
that
all events are
blessings
given
to us
to
learn from
i with
a more than
irritated tone
inquired
and
what
might the lesson be
he said
well
just view the whole thing
as
a metaphor
for
where we are
with
the current
government

 

gently pulling out every chin hair…

 

she was
not

the type
to be
handled
let alone
man handled
so
when
she sensed
his frustration
the way
his fingers
made ocean waves
across
the desktop
his way
of
issuing
a visual command
to
her
to
speed things up
she
elected
to
positively
respond
and
slowed down
even
more

 

non sequitur…

 

sorry
to
disturb your ranting
about
what i
wasn’t
paying attention to
but
i did want
to
slip in
that
your replacement
at
life’s table
is
alive
and
well
and well
honestly
ready to take
your
place
but
do
carry on
just
don’t
believe
that
you
will