Grayness of the sky and of the mind
Black belt of prosperity in a white karate gi

A solitary mulberry tree guyed to the ground by the riverside
A swing with Godchildren playing in its shade

Gimcracks and gewgaws
Flash from the center of the rotary

Swept up instant sweepstakes
Giveaways in your ear
As you run the gauntlet
A golden gerbil on a silver wheel


Andrew Borne is 2 Cups Poet 1 teaspoon Musician 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Absurdity 3/4 cup Chef 1 egg, beaten 2 1/3 cups Family Man. Mixed together and served raw. His column appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.