The Visitation


do tell your wife the sweet
little cakes were delicious
and tell your self
Ye Ol’ Hag
misstepped her shoes
in this new age of understanding
your wife perhaps might be either
he, she, or it
conjugate the vowels
or not, my curiosity
does not compel but does
float off in different threads
having never been to California
(interestingly, one daughter
is drawn there every vacation)
“to me or thee?” I laugh…
Looking pleasantly to the next

p.s. A “new-to-me “buzz is that smiley faces are now being frowned upon.
Q. Is it because sometimes it’s impossible to know
if it’s full of falseness
or truthiness?