A LITTLE POEM

is best. No one
has time or
inclination
for voyages
or treks. Long
wars take
a life or more
and the shortest
spat becomes
a drawn-out
divorce. We’ve
been here and there
fore and aft.
So avoid story.
Avoid conflict
and all its sticky dead.
Be slick.
Be quick.
A little poem is best.

Lois Harrod

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