A poem from 3 years ago, one of hundreds I have forgotten. Just a novelty item, not destined for publication.
God made me a white male atheist,
but Nixon made me a Democrat.
Ellis Island gave me a generic family name
fit for a member of a lost tribe.
I became a runner vegetarian poet
of my own free will.
I believe that my quarks atoms molecules
are subject to the same laws
As yours and that when I die all will fade
to black or white but they say
The observer can never report back
from inside the black hole.
They also say that we share 99 percent
of the DNA of a chimpanzee
But I draw the line well this side
of the stink bug and the sea slug.