Friday, January 20, 2023


Don’t take offense. It makes sense when I say

 ‘Retard’ is a verb. It just means ‘to delay’.

 Slow down! I have found that the sound of the word

 retard has been guarded against, but that’s absurd.

 You’re going too fast, and this is your last warning!

 So, before I go, please let me say, Good morning

 to you who may heed what you read here. In fact,

 once you’ve been retarded a while, please come back.

Entropic topics tend to be more 

caustic when social faucets pour 

streaming data. So beaming faces 

space out here. Of all the places 

we could be, here we see clearly. 

As I write, you might well hear me

say hooray! I'm so glad you're listening! 

It’s as if your beams were glistening

here where nearly no one comes, 

because I paused to sound this dumb.

I think I like my bike with wheels, 

because ... [a pause] ... of how it feels

upon my bum, like some big hand. 

When paused, I’ve cause for a kick stand.


So, paused here, kicking not; 

withstanding blowing winds again,

I’m demanding nothing more or less than stress. 

So let these provided syllables caress 

where collided thoughts are brought to fruition, pending 

the ending of this writer's rending.