by Larry Brody
NOTE FROM LB
A couple of short poems. Or at least they feel like poems to me. Notice that I said “poems” – a couple of times – instead of “poetry.” As what follows should tell you, that’s just my false modesty.
The eternal semester!
With tuition constantly on the rise.
No scholarships are given,
And no student loans.
My last professor was a demon,
And the final was straight from hell,
But there’s no dropping out of the program,
As we all learn too well.
Having Answers Is Embarrassing
After years of searching, of believing only in the quest,
Having answers is embarrassing.
My unexpected knowledge seems infinite,
Perfect, wondrous in its wisdom,
And I hem, haw, and stutter with pride.
When this happens, the Navajo Dog
Laughs and rephrases the old questions
In ways I cannot understand,
So the hunt can begin anew!
Larry Brody is the head dood at TVWriter™. He is posting at least one poem a week here at TVWriter™ because, as the Navajo Dog herself once pointed out, “Art has to be free. If you create it for money, you lose your vision, and yourself.” She said it shorter, though, with just a snort.