Wednesday, March 9, 2011

on tiptoes

good science like good religion is –
whoa, now there’s anathema! 
so let’s talk good politics instead.
wait, wait, I foresee a bar fight there!
even weather is hardly a safe topic
in country ripe for haymakers.

so thinking smaller: yet “are you well?”

and “oh fine” are symptomatic 
of larger ills – distrust, fear, wanting
to be liked.  so here’s a likely choice:
say nothing. or say, “has anyone
made up some good gossip for today?”