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That all faith should be withdrawn to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

 

 

Zilch

 

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

Imagine,

 

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

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