Sunday, May 17, 2015

Eva Jackson: 0090

Dangerous Logic

"The heart is like a needle,
The mind is like a knife,"
Said the long-ago man who would
Make me his wife.
I guess he thought of a needle as mending
I guess he thought of a knife as rending.
But knives can make delicious stews,
And sever these semantic blues.
If I try to use mine often
Does that make me a savage boffin?
And needles are known for provoking a whimper
If you've ever been a small kid with a splinter.
They're famed for piercing, and removing,
As much as sewing up your clothing.
With only needles and no knives
We'd all be living frightful lives.