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Problem Of Comparison

1.
I had this stone in my kidney:
Even when stoned
None said ‘Look at Benny
I wish to God I had
A stone as large as his.
2.
My house sits on a goldmine
And my lawn is
fine; but still shame is mine,
See what the neighbor has:
The greenest you ever saw.

A Chameleon’s Epitaph

Here lies one
Who changed
colors
Once too often;
It was red needed:
He turned green
Instead.
The lawn mower rode on.
ii
Rest we commend for this chameleon
Quick-change artist; steadfast in bout
No slander did his tongue ever darken;
But a legion of flies did: a bitter rout
With such tongue was foregone conclusion.

benny

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