Living on Non-Skid Row

by Jerry Ratch

Here's the local group of grumpy gray-haired men

Chewing over politics as if it's important

As if their endless discussing of it,

Waving their hands in the air, gesturing,

Is going to change the world


How do these guys stop from having heart attacks

All the time?

Because they don't work, that's how  

They have trust funds


I saw one old guy wearing a jester cap and bells

Bearing the word: Grumpy

And I just wondered who he had to push over

To get that hat?