Serious Life

Life, you’ve noticed, is serious.
In all seriousness, it kicks
your butt, then, in all seriousness

laughs about it. Life is serious.
Life has at least two suits
and a hundred pairs of shoes.

Life spends its waking hours
worried; vigilant; staring.
Life won’t take “no” as answer.

Life takes no prisoners. Except
when it does. Life is a bargain.
Faustian. Life is a dilemma,

and you betray yourself. Life
has tools–hammer, machete,
ax. Life, you’ve seen, is serious.

It’s out to beat you until you
know there’s no you to beat.

  • Robin Edgar

    David I hope you don’t mind *too* much if I plagU*Urize your poem. ;-)

    The Emerson Avenger, U*Us have noticed, is serious.
    In all seriousness, TEA kicks
    U*U butt, then, in all seriousness

    laughs about it. TEA is serious.
    TEA has at least two blogs
    and a zillion blog comments.

    TEA spends his waking hours
    unworried; vigilant; staring.
    TEA won’t take “no” as answer.

    TEA takes no prisoners. Except
    when he does. TEA is a blogger.
    Blasphemous. TEA is a dilemma,

    and U*Us betray themselves. TEA
    has tools – Thor’s hammer, U*U Drill,
    axe to grind. TEA, U*Us have seen, is serious.

    TEA’s out to beat U*U until U*Us
    know there’s no U*U to beat.

    I will post the annoted version to the blog that cannot be named. . . ;-)

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