Faithful readers few,
Back in the long-ago, in those distant foggy times when I had a Twitter account, I used to tell people to give me a topic, any topic, and I would produce for them a rhyming couplet about that. That was fun. Since I no longer have that avenue for boring and political reasons, let us say that you can email me at johannes.punkt @ gmail . com, and politely request a poem. Then, as if by magic, one will appear. I reserve the right to make it a bad poem and also to change the rules. This offer is open indefinitely. Do let your poetry- or weirdness-loving friends know. I need things to do in idle times.
Here are a few examples of such poetry, from those dark days long past:
Sometimes your thoughts are gold and you feel wise
and other times it’s like “…view 18 more replies.”
— On “The Missing Link in the Otherwise Perfect Chain of Thought”
You wear long dark gloves alone
in solidarity with stone.
— On “Statues Missing Limbs”
They rub their hands together not
for God but cuz they hatched a plot.
— On “Just How Athetistic Praying Mantises Really Are”
One pill, two pill, red pill, blue pill;
I’m a bit uncomfortoobill.
— On “Medication”