“If I had a world of my own,
everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is,
because everything would be
what it isn’t.
And contrary wise, what is,
it wouldn’t be.
And what it wouldn’t be,
~ Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
inverse to reverse
assumed to be real
doesn’t need make any sense
natures world does
poetry so serious
the truth so mysterious
thinking outside of the box
being as sly as a fox
do poems need to be true
words all mixed up like a stew
having fun piquing one’s imagination
choosing a lyric that is thracian
defining the poets little world by writing
avoiding the mundane by trying to be exciting
making it up as they go along
glad to know that they can’t be wrong
those who can’t rhyme as they compose
justify the effort by calling it poetic prose
the poem should always be a total performance
even when the content is gobbledygook nonsense
believe, you are a poet, you simply don’t know it
just pretend that you’re building a banana split
so write, write, the words precisely right
and allow your soul to take flight.
ME and the Boss
don’t know what from this might be,
just made it up ….