What’s fit for a sardine isn’t fit
For a shark. Trust me, I know!
Or take a bear, for example. His
Diet might leave an aardvark bloa-
Ted. And if you took your deepest
Urges, those you’re pretty much
Still working on, and turned them
Into silkscreen images, such
A commotion you would cause
In the New York City galleries!
And yet what is better than salt
On a steak and port on its lees?
So don’t be such a wise-acre. Don’t
Turn your spirits into spirit. In
The end, even therapy has to end,
No more to teach Rin-Tin-Tin,
And whatever you keep throwing
In the wash and can’t get rid
Of the stain, will be redeemed one day
Together with Billy the Kid.
Yaacov David Shulman