Friday, December 22, 2017

Pass It On

“Words never had it so good.”
Declared a highway billboard
With a picture of Shakespeare
Over I-15 northbound,

One of a series of such
Billboards meant to be

Featuring Lincoln, Einstein,
John Wayne, Mother Theresa,
Et alia. I

Have to admit the notion
Of words with motivations,
Exploiting Shakespeare
And other, lesser victims,

Appeals to me, even if
It’s not what the sign writers
Intended, suckers

Who thought they could control words,
Words that were right, after all.
A creative human brain,

Paradise for parasites,
Is a great place for phrases
To nest for success,
But what became of poor Will?

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