Old joke: An Irishman passes by in front of a pub and sees two drunks brawling in the gutter. “Is this a private fight," he inquires, "or can anyone join in?"

Chronic Cupidity
(in the Japanese Haiku style)

Leaving by Staying
Ending by Continuing

We don’t call it “war”
But presidents must have them
You know, just because . . .

Someone makes money
Someone else will foot the bill
No need to explain

Then come the movies
Forrest Gump meets Castaway
Me in Vietnam

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