Saints Into Fools

Know what you can do
and know what you can not do.
See all that you might do
but know what is real
and what is simply
salesmanship.

Fly to Mars and Venus
but think twice about Jupiter.
Make sure to take enough food
and enough reading material.
On the trip back you can
write your book.

Every generation has
its own idea of the possible.
What is on the horizon
depends on where you’re at
and whether you are simply
full of shit.

Cancer claims a victim every
minute every hour every day but
lack of imagination
is a vile scourge
a minute-by-minute
war of attrition.

For my next act I will attempt
something that has never been done
henceforth it will be known as
the web spun by the stone spider.

Jesus was a great teacher
but all his students went astray
turning parables into rules
and fools into saints
and saints into fools
until what is ain’t.

What can be done I don’t know.
I just know it is more than
what we did last year
or the year before.
How much more is unclear.

For my next act I will attempt
something that has never been done
henceforth it will be known as
the web spun by the stone spider.

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