Tuesday, May 5, 2009

pants/shorts


On those border days — not too hot,
not too cold &mdash it's Shorts or pants?
that precedes my going-out. But pants
boost (boosts?) my IQ by ten points
at least, I know.
                         And so I ponder: Why
is a pair of pants also called a pant?
And shouldn't it be a pair of pant legs
anyway? But it wouldn't be an identical
pair, right? No, that would look silly.

That's what I get for wearing pants.
Next time, I'll wear shorts, so I don't

                                   have to think.



posted to Read Write Poem #73: revision