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Saturday, August 06, 2016


by Melissa Balmain
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The pill you're sure is good for you,
The mole you think you can neglect,
The ache you blame on winter flu:
It's always what you least expect.

The mat that pads your shower floor,
The flight you take from home, direct,
The car that's never stalled before:
It's always what you least expect.

The oddly coiffed New York tycoon
Whom no one ever would elect
Because he's nutty as a loon…
It's always what you least expect.

Melissa Balmain is the Editor of Light, a journal of comic verse. Her poetry collection Walking In on People (Winner of the Able Muse Book Award), is often assumed by online shoppers to be some kind of porn.