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The Salve

 
(for Sam Dunn)

 
“(S)he that lives upon hope will die fasting”
Benjamin Franklin

 
When things
go wrong
sing a
happy song
 

There’s ever
tea and
sympathy!

 
When economy
fails
and the
govt bails
 
Remember
tea and
sympathy

 
When
media lie
and inflation’s
high
 
Revert to
tea and
sympathy

 
When they
make war
here and
afar
 
Rely on
tea and
sympathy

 
When the dollar
flips
and your
sang froid
slips
 
Just go for
___________
 
When jobs
are gone
disdain to
mourn
 
Seek out
__________
 
When your
home is
grabbed
your savings
nabbed
 
There’s always
_____________
 
When stores
run dry
and rents
go high
 
Insist on
______________
 

When there
is no hope
you’re at the
end of the
rope
 
Just ask for
__________
 
Its the Fourth
of July
keep your
spirits high
 
And live on
____________

 
[©R.Kanth2022]
 
Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda, A Day in the Life, and Expiations
 

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