Over in this other, what they’re pleased to call “reality,”
their deity requires that everyone offering up a prayer
or request, must first state their age.
leads to REAL insouciance.
One cautious and fastidious tyrant
with a notoriously bad memory,
just to stay on the safe side,
had EVERYone’s in-laws executed.
Over by the mess tent last night, I met a trooper
who carried a photograph in his billfold that said,
“Sticking with stuff that makes sense sure won’t
tell you much.” (I’ll admit there were traces of
spinach soufflé on his gun belt, but what does that prove.)
A man who could make a pithy worthwhile comment
on almost anything, can afford to say nothing.