If I ignore it, it will go away
I have a friend named Steve
Although I’m not sure I know what friends are
People who give you stuff? People who take?
Someone who is less than pissed when you call at midnight
From your broke down car in the rain?
He’s so far that way he could write songs for Mother Jones
He thinks I’m so far this way Ayn Rand shines my shoes
All I do is wonder, a little research, a little algebra, a little logic
Form an opinion based on my observation
not my wish
I’ve shared several of these with you here these past few years
On carbon (your failure is moot – you never had a chance – you’ll never have one)
On solar energy (every person needs a tennis court)
On the fact that she really is a terrorist and how I knew
Some I haven’t shared
Like the environmental horror of making your phone
Or the cost of immigration
Steve and I are talking. He asks me about immigration and I say
“We have to shut the borders today. “
He, of course, disagrees and asks me why I feel that way so I tell him
“It’s impossible to plan our social welfare system when we have no idea how many people we have to plan for.” And, because I’m not even as nice as I appear in my poetry I continue
“You live off your Social Security, don’t you? How are we going to be able to make sure we have enough for you?” to which he responds
“Where did your family come from?”
Well, I can’t argue with that
The equations don’t change based on my heritage
I might as well be speaking Spanish
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This is a really excellent poem. Thanks for writing it.
I agree with Piper…excellent poem
the two steves like flipped sides
irony and sarcasm…top notch
humor is icing on the cake