Time Out Hawking’s Brief History of Time is such a relief! How sublime that time, in reverse, may un-write this verse and un-spend my last thin dime. Time Back In! Hawking, who makes my head spin, says time may flow backward. I grin, imagining the surprise in my mother’s eyes when I head for the womb once again. The Dromedary There once was a dromedary who befriended a crafty canary. Budgie said, “You can’t sing, but here’s the thing: just think of the tunes you can carry!” The Better Man Dear Ed: I don’t understand why you will publish this other guy— when I’m brilliant, devoted, one hell of a poet! Yet you publish Anonymous. Fie! Dot Spotted There once was a leopardess, Dot, who indignantly answered: "I'll not!" "The gents are impressed with the way that I'm dressed. I wouldn't change even one spot!"
Michael R. Burch has over 6,000 publications, including poems that have gone viral. His poems have been translated into fourteen languages and set to music by eleven composers. He also edits The HyperTexts (online at www.thehypertexts.com).
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