Election's gonna get mighty cross . . .
Image from Roberto Durante
I'm collecting my various poems for publication with International Authors . . . if I can interest the other editors enough to convince them that my poems are worth the light of day. Or even the light of night. A nightlight, so to speak.
Anyway, I came upon a humorous poem I'd written some time back, and maybe it offers some sense of how cross this year's candidates can get:
Yes, be satisfied! Or else . . . or are things already too late for a threat of "or else . . ."? We may think this election's between a crocodile and an alligator, but it could already be a fight between two of these other cross critters!Now if you cross a crocodile with an alligator,Match-Mater
Do you get an alloguile or a crocogator?
Then if you cross a crocogator with an alloguile,
Do you get an allodater or a crockoguile?
And if you cross a crockoguile with an allodater,
Do you get an allodile or a crockodater?
Or if you cross a crockodater with an allodile,
Do you get an allocrater or a crackadile?
But if you’ve hypo-theti-cized enough as a match-mater,
Be satisfied with crocodile, and also alligator.
Should we go third party? Vote for a cross between Kang and Kodos? No. Best to recall their warning: to vote third party is to throw your vote away.