It’s not good to start a poem
by looking at the clock,
tick tock, tick tock.
Time is supposed to fly by,
but here I sit wondering why
Perhaps, I should just shut down
the computer instead of sit and frown
at clouds gathering for a pour down.
Oh, my, there is the UP guy driving by.
I hope he will stop back by
with the new pair of shoes
I ordered and can’t wait to try.
Here he comes up the drive way
with shoe box in hand.
If you’ll excuse me, I have
a new plan.
Shoes fit, no return and no hassle;
they look good, casual without a tassel.
So here I sit wearing my new shoes
reading some poetry
by a poet making news
while I haven’t been struck by a muse.
There’s no rhyme, meter, no metaphor.
I don’t know why she’s making news,
and I’m not going to read her anymore.