They quarantined gravity today.
Wrestled it to the ground
within a sealed vacuum.
Big government secret
the report said, and warned that
the law of gravity will be amended,
and a new tax is to be expected,
as if we’d expect anything less.
I’m sure it’s no lie,
I read it in the Enquirer
(expiring minds and all)
right under the Hitler Cloned
article. And you know they tell
only the truest
it wasn’t my paper. Wouldn’t
catch one under my arm.
And I can say with all honesty
I’d have missed it completely
if it hadn’t floated by.
Thanks 47WB, glad you got a giggle out of it. 🙂
No, thank YOU for the giggle–I sure needed to ‘giggle’. LOL.
I really like this. Needs a Tom Waits soundtrack.
Thanks Jane. A little “levity” in poetry is sometimes a good thing. They don’t always have to be a downer, right? 😉
Hi. This is an excellent poem. “–They quarantined gravity today.”–This is a masterful line and masterful lead. I haven’t been following your writing much, I am sorry to say. I have this twitter brain and am inclined not to read more than a line or two. i will, however, pay more attention to your stuff. Again, this is a great poem.
Thanks Tim, really appreciate that.
a lovely gem of a poem, including the first line, the expected tax, and, the way i read the ending, how you wouldn’t be caught dead with the paper under your arm (smile).
Thank you. Coming from you that’s especially meaningful. I’ve always been a big fan of your poetry.