The hammer's been to management school,
where they teach the theory
of keeping separate the job
from the nail that does the work -
a course in basic asshole-ology
that allows hammers to pull nails
without guilt or regard for the nail
that has held together its part of the house
in the face of years of wind and warped wood,
believing the house will stand
minus a couple nails, here and there,
that any old nail can do the job
and that the bins in the hardware store
are full of nails willing to work
for next to nothing.
If you've any comment on these poems, Larry Schug would be pleased to hear from you.