Jokes From Under the Couch

Cover of Planet of the and dog....

Wordsworth’s shoes warn’t no dancer’s dainties
His frock possessed nothing of the saintly.
Poems will always defy the haberdash
In William’s case he also earned some cash…


In a silly mood just own it. Shove Wittgenstein under the sofa.
“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”

But only under the couch….


There are many jokes devised on couches I’m certain
And more than a few came from behind the curtains.
Of men, jokes that start on mattresses
Generally lead to fratricides….
Steal this if you must
In jokes we trust….

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”
Don ’t I know it, Wittgenstein.
Let’s not drink the turpentine.
Not today at any rate.
“Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense!
But you must pay attention to your nonsense.”


People on TV tearing each other apart…
Fifty years ago, people on TV tearing each other apart.
America, always like a dog at bay.
As James Tate said,
“and the Cokes were far far away….”

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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