Wrought


Seeing as how this magazine
Was clearly created
For those of superior intelligence,
I figured I should be in on the game.

The pages were heavy and deep,
Filled with myriad analyzations of multifaceted topics
I scarcely knew existed.

What uses to a participatory democracy
Do these cerebrations employ
When we are governed by duplicitous morons
Who will never read these pages
Or consult the experts whose insights lie within?

I continued reading until stopped cold by the phrase:
“The predicament is multipronged. . . .”
Multipronged?
Really?

Clearly, this dialogue had pierced the stratosphere
On its way back home to some superior race.

Several pages ahead an advertisement
For a “Darwin Panama” hat:

    A warm weather hat with Australian styling,
    Handwoven in Ecuador from toquilla fiber.

O what “On The Origin of Species” hath wrought.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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