SEMANTIC SHIFTSHe smiles and offerswarm hellosAnd is...

October 14, 1993|By Robert H. Deluty


He smiles and offers

warm hellos

And is labeled Kind.

She masters obscure facts

and dates

And is deemed Brilliant.

They have their names cited

Relentlessly by the media

And are designated Great.

Single, shallow acts have

Become noble traits,

Synonymous with the

Persons possessing them.


Vacation's over.

Shelve fantasy and replace

Poems with memos.

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