Sunday, March 26, 2017

That Stinking Pile...

—Anonymous Photo of Anonymous Arm

—Caschwa, Sacramento, CA

The case pending before the court
Centers around an issue of
Freedom of speech
Which is a right

Roe v. Wade and Brown v. Board of Education
Are great examples to highlight certain rights
But not this right
So here they are Wrong Decisions

Is it “center” or “centre”?
Both and neither are right, but choosing
One of them over the other
May be the Wrong Decision

The same bad timing
That will kill a joke, a car engine,
Or a sexual liaison
Can also devastate a decision

Such as times when
Routine acts like
Opening the oven door
May be the Wrong Decision

Or when that sly, strategic chess move
To set up the checkmate
Works better for your opponent:
Wrong Decision

Now approaching 70 years of age
I find myself virtually buried
In a tall, stinking pile of
Wrong Decisions

Some made by me
Some made by others
Many more that are hair trigger ready
There is no escaping them


—Medusa (thanks, Carl!)

Be sure to pop up to Placerville today for the new reading venue (open mic), Poetry on Main Street at The Wine Smith, 1-3pm. Scroll down to the blue column (under the green column at the right) for info about this and other upcoming poetry events in our area—and note that more may be added at the last minute.