Poems of the Week

The Cognitive Test

by Brian Allgar

Believe me, I’m so cognitive
That in the end, they had to give
Me extra points; my final score
Was one they’d never seen before!

I recognized the camera—hell,
From photo-ops I know ’em well.
“And that’s an elephant!” I crowed.
“My kids already killed a load.”

It started off with easy stuff,
But later on, got pretty tough
With things like “What’s the date today?”
“Guys, that’s unfair!” I said, but hey,
Because I’m really smart, the best,
I checked my watch, and aced the test.