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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Aden Thomas


Box Scores

Each morning the deities and lesser gods
spoon cornflakes into their flawless mouths.
They drink perfect cups of the purest coffee
before leafing through the newspaper.

Our lives are tucked away on page ten
in the middle of the sports section
and reduced to a series of box scores
smaller than horoscopes and weather forecasts.

Last week, you went one-for-five.
Is the cold front expected to last?
What's in store for Taurus next month?

They ask the questions that matter.