Alex Steelsmith


Heir Apparent

If you think of Bill Gates’s net worth
And of everyone else’s net dearth,
It’s abundantly clear
From the numbers, I fear,
That the geek shall inherit the earth.


Indifference fell
Into the well;
I thought I might retrieve it.
But what the hell,
I might as well
Just walk away and leave it.

A writer and graphic artist, Alex Steelsmith has coauthored three nonfiction books and more than 200 articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today. When not writing light verse, he takes himself very seriously.