Morning Announcements [3643 CE]

The one-eyed swashbuckler
emitted an orchid
from his mid length polka-dotted beard.

It took me a second
to fathom his greatness,
but lo and behold,
I was hooked.

Ten thousand seas we sailed
across the galaxy, and
not one of them
had a decent shanty [to be found
within a mile’s reach of their docks].

Things got more curious as time went on,
and as I describe it to most other folks,
we give the whole scenario two stars
[out of five]–the two stars
were granted for originality,
and that’s about all I can vouch
for this piece of drivel.

Everyone’s a critic… you can’t imagine
how few of them are actually suited
to give directions to media consumers.

Remember when your news source
was the local paper? Gone
are the days of necessary ignorance.

We must now rid ourselves of the notion
that grilled cheese sandwiches need mustard
to truly feel complete.

There are several other acceptable methods,
each yields a sandwich
with surprising and delicious consequences.

The list of alternate ingredients may be found
on the bulletin board in Break Room X234CPI276.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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