Hats Off To Hats!

we cover a bald or hairy head

with every conceivable material

from metal to heavy thread

some hats are the best way

to show power

and make underlings cower

some people say

hats show the world who we are

whether normal or bizarre

still others say

it’s the best way to shield your head

from the sun which can turn it red

hats are always going to be around

they’re very much part of society

and there’ll always be a variety

so hats off to hats in history

may they always be

important and silly!

In Praise of Puppets

stings attached

dolls with big eyes

in disguise

one expression forever frozen

in a grimace or a wide smile

meant to beguile

watch the puppets dance

take a chance

enjoy the performance

and suspend reality

to watch their story

Stupidity and Me

100 words –

Early on in my life, I found that stupidity was good for laughs.

I embraced stupidity as my excuse for going on risky adventures and going where sane people feared to go. My stupid grin, honed since I was five after realizing it got laughs, helps me get through my days.

Stupidity conveys humility to unsuspecting observers unaware that it can be feigned for effect. Stupidity can be a cloak worn by the wise with all- knowing eyes. A perfect disguise.

Then there is sheer stupidity, a condition unencumbered by any excuse other than a person is born with it.