Cobblers and wobblers, cakes and quakes
Chocolate volcanoes and lava lakes.
Mountains of whipped cream where continents met…
No wonder my stomach’s upset.

John, July 2012

Higgledy, piggledy, wonder and why
A four ton hog in a three story sty.
He wasted some money on two-legged chairs
But his biggest mistake was the one-way stairs.

John, July 2012

June Bug, June Bug, flying low
Kinda stupid, kinda slow.
We’d like you more, if you’d only try
But you never show up ‘til July.

John, July 2012

Pharaohs and phalanxes, Caesars of Rome
Far-away soldiers longing for home.
Battles and brandishments, cannon-shot fire
Beware hooded Death in the trench and the mire.

Witches of midnight, Goddess of Spring
Corinthian columns and vases of Ming.
Orchards of sunfruit that ripen the sky
Footfalls of children learning to fly.

John, July 2012

Monument Jones was a polisher of stones
So they sent him to DC to rub.
But he freaked out on coffee,
Cocaine and sweet toffee –
Now the Capitol Dome’s just a nub.

John, June 2012

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