Monday, February 9, 2015

Guilt Trip

Speaking of travels . . .


The gang wanted to give Oedipus Rex a going away present.
He had been a good hard-working father and king.
And besides it is the custom in this country
To give gifts on departure.

But we didn't know what to give Oedipus; he had everything.
Even in his loss, he had more than average.
So we gave him a traveling case, fitted, which we personally
Should have liked to receive.

Josephine Miles (1911 - 1985)
American poet and professor
the first woman to be tenured in the English Department, U Cal, Berkeley

Hey -- sounds like that traveling case
would be just the thing for our next guilt trip!

As long as it's not too heavy . . .

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