Joyce La Mers


Call Waiting
Seven million cell phones fall into toilets every year.
                              —news item

It will not text, it will not ring,
A wet phone won’t do anything
but give you shocks and clog the plumbing
and make you hope no guests are coming.

It does not answer Nature’s call.
Go get another at the mall.


The Asteroid that Missed Us

Lucky again!  At least for now,
but is it not amazing how
a frozen rock, traversing space,
can trivialize the human race?

Joyce La Mers started writing light verse more than eight decades ago, and has since published hundreds of poems in magazines ranging from Light to Collier’s to The Saturday Evening Post. A longtime Californian, she was honored last spring by the Ventura County Arts Council as a Literary Treasure.