Adapters and Converters
(an experiment in rhymed free verse or, "anti-verse")

First, buy a microwave if you
desire to bake potato.
Next, you install it.
Step One: Check for electrical outlets. Then Step Two:
Read provided instructions as to what it is you must do.
Oops! Since the U. S. and Europe do not use the same power for home and appliance
(either one-ten or two-twenty volts),
you gather your cadre of dolts,
form an “alliance,”
and call it

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2023