City Catch

To keep a City strong, stable and aggressive,
never select a ruler who can understand a metaphor.

(The General who’s a poet
in war time will blow it.)


While fire is a local phenomenon found in all areas,
kindling is nowhere indigenous.
(Short Version:  All words are imported.)


“No, I’m sorry son, but having a headache
is not the same as having a head…
although, I for one do not see why not.”


The first voice said, “It’s hard to be terrific and nice.”
Second voice added, “No, it’s hard to be wonderful and humble.”
A third voice intruded by noting, “But it all pales before the difficulty
of being dumb And intelligent.”


Another little City catch is that,
everyone wants to be famous,
but no one wants to be assassinated.