On the Best Light Verse
Listen with care to a good comedian.
Do not be fooled by the humor.
Underneath it’s as serious
As a cancerous tumor.
Gaining knowledge is the end of life.
You’d better believe it, buddy.
Helminthology will be
Everybody’s final study.
Anthony Harrington, exiled from Philadelphia to Alpharetta, Georgia, continues to waste his declining years writing stuff that sometimes scans and often rhymes. His collection, From the Attic: Selected Verse, 1965-2015, with 230-plus verses, is being held captive by Amazon. Please ransom a copy or two.