Why Try at All


Is it crap,

I wonder


But I don’t think so

There’s an earnest heart somewhere

That asks an

Honest question of creation

What might we do for you?


How might we fix

Then use you better

How might we love

All your demands

The needs and cycles you must have

To realize

Before we take our measure


In fact, maybe we could work together

For a change

If you might still be for us

And open to alliance

Maybe we could be neater


Practical in the way of

Mutual prosperity


To ensure today

And a justified way into tomorrow

Reckoning the stars will

Want negotiation, too

When we go to visit and

To stay


C L Couch