Damn it!

Everyone knew it was National Poetry Month except for me. Everyone! Especially smart people like George and Hi Monkey! So to make up for my stunning lack of awareness of our national call to read more words that aren't in regular sentences and paragraphs, I proudly submit one of the first poems I ever memorized. It's by Langston Hughes, who was born 100 years ago.


I play it cool
And dig all jive
That's the reason
I stay alive
My motto
As I live and learn
Dig And Be Dug
In Return.