The Odd Couple (of Poems)



Me, a Business Teacher?

(there was an ad for this, and I’ve

taught in the discipline)


I could teach the business I’ve been in

I could teach how there is no support

For personal goals and idealism

That ethics is cut down by deals in

Secret corners

That all faith should be withdrawn to

Be cared for in other ways


Maybe I should teach





A forgotten Marx brother

Like Zippo who sold lighters

Gumbo who was really into

Southern soup


Or Gumby who found other

Media work


And Zilch?  As you can



Zilch became nothing


just to show I’m not a spoil-sport about everything

oh, and the real Marx Brothers were Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo