The first draft is the most fun.
The second draft is when
it all starts to come together.
June is such a lazy month;
and January’s a bore.
November is a lonely month
May leaves me wanting more.
I don’t think I realized this
in the ’90s
when I spent my Saturday mornings
dropping multicolored geometric shapes without end,
but if you stop to think about it
Tetris is a surprising apt analogy for life in general.
A quiet town, on prairie found
the gentle people sleeping.
The dawn has come, the morning sun
finds a gruesome secret keeping.
The first to rise found a grim surprise:
an arm and two bloody feet.
The village woke to find Fred Oak
ripped to pieces in the street.
With no passers through, the village knew
the killer is one of us.
And the paw prints found across the ground
made everyone suspicious.
Now many a year had passed by here
since the legends first began;
no one believed til this gruesome deed
in wolves disguised as man.