Screw

This entry is part 3 of 34 in the series Small World

O screw
with your fine thread
your bugle head
your shank
your sharp tip—
you with your disinclination to slip
have taught me all
I need to recall
about politics:
go left & get loose
go right & tighten
into place
like dutiful screws
but beware the quick fix
the stripped thread
the buggered head
of those who are too
truly screwed.

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5 Comments


  1. Ok..Luisa already said “Brilliant” and I can’t think of a better word. Wow! This could be a subset to go with the “Ode to Tools.”

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  2. I’ll take a screw over a nail any day.

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