“The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interred with their bones.” — Marc Antony, Julius Caesar

“If I’m not me, who am I? And if I’m somebody else, then why do I look like me?” — Popeye the Sailor

Let Nancy be Ronald
(in the Japanese Haiku style)

To damn with faint praise,
or praise with faint damnation:
“Star Wars.” George Lucas?

Pat Brown beat Nixon.
Morning in America!
Jimmy Carter gone.

Once a Democrat
when he worked for a living.
Republican now.

Feeding the pigeons
out on the White House back porch.
Been there quite some time.

Sailors on shore leave
spending like drunken Reagans.
Six hundred new ships.

War on Poverty.
“Poverty won!” (yuk, yuk, yuk).
Republican joke.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2022