Cheer up Old Lady

Electric bills
Are way too high
Considering how cold the house is

Man made disasters
ring invariably worse
than natural ones
unless they happen to you

And whoever said
You can’t teach an old
goat to eat trix surely did not
know Mr. Wattles, the dairy-cross boer who
trimmed our lawn for eons.

Of course, I need a raise or a vacation or a new set of

And it’s not supposed to make sense because
“it’s not poetry unless it rhymes,” said my
moronic tenth grade English teacher.
There is nothing between the lines–
It’s a wonder that I can write at all
given my frozen toes
and poor education.


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