I give myself credit for being smarter than I am. I suspect, given what I see around me in this wild and woolly world, that I am far from alone in the practice. Even owls, a favorite symbol of wisdom, are not likely as perfectly ingenious as we imagine them, but they might still be more intelligent than the half of us.
The Search Continues
Parsing paragraphs to find
The author’s complete state of mind
Is no more useful than to ask
A Word how it performs its task,
If we assume we’ve read aright
What’s only there in black and white.
The Long and the Short of It
How quickly pass the hours and days
and weeks and months and years,
And yet, how slowly pass our worries,
This is the great conundrum that
presents in mortal time,
And quite enough of food for thought
in one quick, measly rhyme.