Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Life Down the Lane

Went to the Answer Man
but he wasn't home
stopped by the Woman Who Knows
to no avail
asked the gods but as usual
they're silent
looked for upstanding citizens
but never found them
the priests lied
as did the politicians
and the CEOs nibbled truth to death
as they stuffed their options with wrongs
tried Hollywood but they wouldn't
turned to poetry but no prize
so went back to my corner
brightened the light
cleaned a bit
set out some chairs
and waited for what is to show
so maybe we can talk it over

sometimes the Pope shits in the would
and sometimes the bear eats you...
what ya gonna do

--Steven B. Smith

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