Ageless Trifectae

Ahhh! Teen age angst,

Existential misery,

And a crappy attitude.

Adolescent trifecta!


Ahhh! Middle Age angst,

Existential misery,

And a huh-how attitude.

Middle Age trifecta!


Geriatric angst,

Existential misery,

And… uhhh… what was I saying?

Oh well. It doesn’t matter.

Ionic Ironies

Air filled with portents,

intangible potentials

seeking easy paths to ground.


How that huge old tree

must feel the charges building;

dread their incandescent leap!


And, yet, there he stands,

reaching up, ever higher,

as though to taunt the lightning.


Will that shocking bolt

strike him by complete surprise

when it rends him asunder?


What of his remains?

Will they stand for the ages;

A monument to folly?