“Well I’ll be damned Here comes your ghost again
But that’s not unusual It’s just that the moon is full
And you happened to call”
—Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust
Slights Delights and Insights
Well I’ll be damned I just can’t stop getting older now
this nonstop aging process brings slight after slight
entering the Chinese New Year of the White Metal Cow
our fear of COVID is not slight every virus filled night.
I ‘got mail’ and phone call messages left by friends
my spirits are lifted from these cyber stream delights
delighted to speak with them before the day ends
as we laugh and talk about old childhood fights.
We hear of others our age in an old folks home
some beat COVID some gone after sleepless nights
now families grieve many spouses left alone
old age has its positive and negative insights.
Forget the slights forgive others and learn to trust
discern the connections between diamonds and rust.
The ‘I’s Have It/His ‘Id’ Has It
“The word ‘id’ in psychoanalysis is “that part of the psyche that is regarded as the reservoir of the instinctual drives and the source of psychic energy: it is dominated by the pleasure principle and irrational wishing.”
Insurrection Inauguration Impeachment
45 DEFENDS in DENIAL and DELUSION
INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATES IGNORANCE
ILLITERACY IMBECILITY and IDIOCY
ILLEGAL ILL advised INVESTMENT
INDEFENSIBLE INEFFICIENCY lack of INTEGRITY
INCONSISTENT INCOHERENT * ignis fatuus
IGNORAMUS IGNOMINY ILLOGICAL
INCORRIGIBLE INEXCUSABLE INDICTED
INQUIRING IMPOSSIBILITIES IMMUNITY
INTOLERANT IMPETUOUS IMPLODING
INJUDICIOUS INCOMMUNICADO INIMICAL
INHUMANE IGNOMINIOUS INFECTED ‘id’
IMPEACHED IN PERSONAM IN MEMORIAM.
*Ignis fatuus is a deceptive hope, goal, delusion.
Joey ‘Pepe Batbon’ Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
Joey aka Pepe Batbon is a retired educator who taught in the CNMI, NOLA, and LVNV. He is a sonnet practitioner who enjoys stargazing.