Friday, January 21, 2022

The Honest Truth

A country is more than young architects
Or goat milk gelato,
Offices with vert ramps,
Innovative consoles 
Complemented by 
Intuitive worksurfaces 
Helping give encoded visual testament to
Loud music and vaping.
Switch front feebles.
Tre flips.

Speaking of new mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets:
Relatively few can boast 
That their country possesses both 
Nuclear weapons and a Legoland.
I mean, rate your experience, right?
Earth’s crust is not gluten-free.
Egos are like vaccine--
Always needing to be boosted
No matter

In addition to studies of identity and belonging
You can also tell a lot about a country
By its coffee beans.
Like they say a pet reflects its owners’ demeanor.
Man, the people in this country must be some bitter ass folks,
With some nasty ass pets.
And while we call ours “our” Legoland,
I’d a put the disclaimer out there.
We’ve still got to be shredding hard.
And that’s the honest truth.

© 2022 Randy Stark
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  1. "Earth's crust is not gluten-free." Good. The poem comes in a "stand up" cadence.

  2. Thanks. Stand up? Like Jack E. Leonard? I'm humbled.