Friday, January 01, 2016


Why Argue?

The stupidity of questions.
About life, no more, it seems.
Could it be?  It’s doubtful.

“I doubt it.”  One of Mom’s
favorite phrases.  Why I am
an optimist might make you

laugh.  But what if everyone
suddenly believed?  Did any-
body cry when we left?  Ah,

well, we were both cranks.
It’s been so very hot.  Despite
the fact that we were young

and silly, those years are gone.  
Eight years now? Maybe nine?  
Somewhere between 8 and 9.