fridge for thought

so easy a science

If we agree to look at things closely,
say under a microscope.  Our lab coats buttoned,
the dirt cleaned right out from under our nails
hands washed.
Yours is as dramatic as mine  
and vice versa,
wouldn’t you say?

Sometimes do you not wonder? 
Why not Bunsen burners and butane
instead of burning ears.
Petri dishes for personalities,
formaldehyde for
frustration.  Chloroform,
hydrochloric acid, sulfates and
salines, potassium nitrate
for the pipes when things aren’t
going the right way. 

Would that my drama,
yours, were a meticulous science
one cotton swabbed sample
of something we could approach
objectively.  An easy
science.

© 2009 Andrew Kooman

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