going ga-ga

In the eighteenth century
thirty-five was deemed to be
minimum age for a senator
for only then was one mature
seasoned, in fact, senior.

As I will soon double that age
I should in theory be declared
a double-senator who is
double mature and double smart
double- seasoned, in fact,

I recently took on the task
of posting a poem for comment
in zeugma discussion list
— simple, you say.

Ah, but let me tell you:
I had to send it four times
to get the indentations to show.
(The third does not count
because I mis-addressed it)
How’s that for a debut?

Now if I divide the four sendings
by my double-smart profile
does that mean I appear
only twice as stupid
as I should?


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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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