If only the electromagnetic currents
Of the mind could supply power
To a house–or at least a laptop.
I’ll consider taking up veganism
When I meet a vegan who is
Two hundred years old.
Otherwise, I’ll continue to eat
Jars of malarkey with Joe Biden.
(This is where you laugh.)
I wish bears bled honey,
Then I could condone killing
Them for sport. Smokey doesn’t
Appreciate your lack of self-awareness.
“Only you can prevent pretentious poetry.”
Ah, if only that was true.
I’d turn “you” into “uoy” and take home
An award. I’d be the literary
Equivalent to Milli Vanilli!
One can always dream, right?

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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