Ode to a Busy Body

my mother too cut news articles to send
when she felt them pertinent to problems
she saw in others with the hope change
would flower like cancer’s fractaled growth
through the recipients’ complete being
until we thanked her profusely for the help
we did not seek nor knew we needed
since wisdom unlike arrogance languishes
in abeyance among plebeians like us
who wait so eagerly for your enlightened
missives to transform our troubled lives
in these nine easy steps if we could only see
with the same clarity as you what all is wrong
with everything about us which is not you
(December 28, 2014)

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