The same old thing, done well, can be
So much more satisfactory.
Faute de Mieux
Perfection is impossible to find:
We think, “Oh, yes!” then “No!” then “Never mind.”
Sometimes we settle for the good enough:
To live with disappointment can be tough.
At other times we go with the less bad:
We later learn, again, we have been had.
No poet has to travel far
To find some inspiration,
But why should anyone forgo
A get-away vacation?
Short Course in Rhetoric
When discourse gets too vitriolic,
Attempt to be less hyperbolic.
If you have any comments on these poems, Jane Blanchard
would be pleased to hear from you.