2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 9

Using the text prompt to engage in some silliness for Hour 9.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
because to make an omelette, you’ve gotta break a few eggs
and that’s only going to throw off your tally

You’ve gotta walk and don’t look back
because you won’t see where you’re going
and the people you run into will knock you out

Measure twice, cut once
How else are you going to confirm
that you cut to the right length?

Curiosity killed the cat—
there was always something
really wrong with that guy

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

is the wrong question—
the right question is
Why would you create a descriptive name for something
that doesn’t actually describe what the thing does?

Whoever came up with
it ain’t over until the fat lady sings
should have been given a Nobel Prize
because that person discovered the secret of eternal life:
no opera!

26 June 2021

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