The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #792
(Week of 12 February, 2012)

Anna came with me to the coffee shop today, and her cup inspired in me a fatalistic fervor to eat dessert first.


Caution: contents may be hot
Do not stick forks in toaster slot
Hammer may be very hard
Refrain from swallowing debit card

Paper may cause paper cuts
Peanut butter may contain peanuts
Glass is sometimes sharp when broken
Words may likewise be if spoken

Do not jam pencils into eyes
Beware excessive exercise
Bones may break and heart may burst
Caution: everything gets worse

Germs may live on toilet seats
Or lurk in anything you eat
There may be gluten in the wheat
Carbs in the carbs and meat in the meat

Avoid prolonged exposure to Time
Existence is a warning sign
In Physics many dangers loom
Even if you never leave the room
The only certainty is doom

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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