The Hinge


Residue of confusion,

Wayward distortion of fact,

The jester has simply

forgotten how to act.


It is one thing to let loose

and go on a binge.

Quite another to polish

An old, rusty hinge.


The one ignores the fact,

the other faces it.

Mr. Dramatic ignores it

while the jester chases it.


The jester just laughs,

though he doesn’t get the punchline.

Mr. Dramatic just imagines

that the hinge has a bright shine.


Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.