Three old men sat on a bridge
contemplating the water’s direction of flow.
The magician spoke: “It is from this
that our emotional reality is revealed.
Let us fill our cups.”
The second man stroked his gnarled beard
and remarked, “Let us follow
the course of least resistance,” and returned
to his hermitage.
But the disgraced president
drew out a blue fish on a handline,
for he had baited a hidden hook
with the other men’s worms.
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