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Sunday, August 16, 2009


by Wayne Scheer

With economists feuding
On whether we're improving

And health care costs spiral
While reform talk goes viral

With a Family First gov
Seeking Argentinean love

And another acting surly
When asked why she leaves early

We take comfort in knowing
As bad as things are going

Order remains in the universe:
The Yankees sit pretty in first.

Wayne Scheer has locked himself in a room with his computer and turtle since his retirement. (Wayne's, not the turtle's.) To keep from going back to work, he's published hundreds of short stories and essays, including, Revealing Moments, a collection of twenty-four flash stories, available as a free download. He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net. Wayne can be contacted at