Poem: Facets & Faucets of Cool English

Facets & Faucets of Cool English

By Brent Johnson, Clam Gulch

If it is morning that has broken

Why is it the fire that needs fixed?

Or are these words, often spoken,

Merely metaphors mixed?

If it was night that visibly fell

Why is it I who must get up?

My bed has me under its spell

And I wince as it ends so abrupt.

Why are fluorescent lights

Hung from the ceiling?

Where they offer new heights

In out-of-place meaning.

If heat rises and cold drops

By clear laws of nature.

Why are mountaintops

Such a treeless, white feature?

If “All Dogs Go to Heaven”

As the movie predicts,

Why is sweet Cerberus

Still standing by Styx?

Leave no turning undone

To view perspectives right.

Revealing how earth, not the sun

Causes every night.

Words can mean what they don’t say

And writers twist them, too.

Sometimes, just for play

That’s what they like to do.

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