To the crane operator who lowered the small boy’s casket into the ground

To the crane operator who lowered the small boy’s casket into the ground

and who filled the hole properly;

and to whomever will mow the grass and plow the snow

and keep the flowers from dying so soon;

I honor you.

 

Like the man who bends maple into violins

or rips marble from hell with his great hands,

so dainty hammers may chisel sculptures

for the delight of morons.

The True Story of Romeo & Juliet

Once a long long time ago

lived a boy named Romeo

and his girlfriend Juliet.

The two of them secretly wed.

 

The story I’m certain you already know

of their sorrow and their woe;

and all of that was surely true

except one scene, or maybe two.

 

For one, Tybalt was not so tall

and Rosaline didn’t exist at all.

Friar was a combo of three guys

and hardly anybody dies.

 

I’m not saying it was fun

for the wealthy parents of daughter and son.

However, Capulet and Montague

both had better things to do

 

then to argue with their spoiled brats

so the kids did wed, and that was that.

And happy they were, at least for a while.

Then, sixty years later, they died. The end.

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