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March 18, 2019

that in order for mortar not to freeze,
you can bet it won’t set under 40 degrees.
Actually, in summation,
‘freeze’ constituted exaggeration.

 Davey glanced at his watch,
on the stove spilled a splotch,
and then with the greatest of ease;
his bootstraps did tuck
as he loaded the truck
under quivering naked oak trees.
Then he did craze
as if popping a pimple
and longed for the days
when things were more simple.

But then in a slump
Davey H had to frown,
because of Herr Chump
and his federal shutdown.
With workforce, of course,
Davey may have objected,