Poetry

Peter Jeffrey: Two Poems

Kranky   If you can’t be An old goat when you’re old; When can you be? Archaic in address, Eccentric, you allow Yourself, antique Or inappropriate Styles of dress. Write disgusted comments On and letters to, Tabloids, magazines, Curse, bitterly, and frequently, Inanimate machines. The universe against us Tangles hoses, ropes, and cables, Makes paintings fall from walls And pens to roll off tables. Entropy wins; You lose your keys & glasses, Things move from where you put them, And, friends aside, The world is full of asses. Young women, if they notice you, Take compliments as passes; What would…

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