by Esther Greenleaf Murer
The common or garden good is a weed
strayed from a Communist plot.
Don’t believe those who loudly proclaim that we need
the common or garden good; it’s a weed
that threatens to crowd out the flowers of greed
by claiming our gains are ill-got.
So root out that noisome and noxious weed—
send it back to its commie plot.
Esther Greenleaf Murer is a relic of the 20th century. She lives in Philadelphia.