Monday, November 28, 2016

a day at the beach

by chuck leary

illustration by eddie el greco

you seem surprised, my friend
that the world has come to an end
has it come too early? too late?
i see you have gained some weight

let us go down to the shore
it may not be there any more
and the man who sold ice cream -
well, we can always dream

i recall you liked chocolate best
and never passed the comprehensive test
required of all aspirants
who showed ambition, and scorned chance

now chance and ambition are one
as are politics, murder, and fun
but all that was yesterday
let us soak up these last rays

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