John-Ward Leighton CD

A CLICHÉ

John-Ward Leighton CD: A Cliché
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helps keep deep thoughts away
and that music
from your cerebellum
when heard
will make you seem profound
a man on solid ground
and not a garden variety
dumb dumb
and
like you can’t force a horse
to drink
you also can’t force a fool
to think

today I had a senior’s moment
in conversation with myself
I suddenly didn’t know where I was
or why I was there
I can tell you now
it gave me quite a scare
and those of you addicted
to life described in 140 characters
beware
the ideal described is dumb
you’ll find one day
there is no cliché
to prevent you
from looking
oh so very
dumb