Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

THE ADULT THING
By Paul Muldoon



IT WAS OBVIOUS NEWT AND RUDY

WERE HAVING AN AFFAIR

JFK WAS DOING JUDY

WHILE JACKIE DID HER HAIR

SINCE LBJ AND FDR

OPENED UP THE WEST WING

THE GUY AT THE END OF A BAR

HAS POCKETED HIS RING

AND DONE THE ADULT THING

THE ADULT THING

HEíS DONE THE ADULT THING


SINCE TARZAN CHEATED WITH CHEETAH

AND MONICA WITH BILL

THE MASTER WITH MARGARITA

IN MARGARITAVILLE

SINCE PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DI

WERE CLEARLY BORN TO SWING

AND HENRY VIII CAME TO VIE

WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING

IíVE DONE THE ADULT THING

THE ADULT THING

IíVE DONE THE ADULT THING


NOW I VIEW THE WORLD THROUGH A SALTED RIM

SINCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR NIGHT WITH JIM

AND IíM STARTING TO WONDER IF ITíS TRUE

ADULTERYíS THE ADULT THING TO DO


YOU COULD SEE KOBE AND MAGIC

NEEDED MORE TRIPLE SEC

WHILE NELSON LAY HEMORRHAGIC

ON THE VICTORYíS DECK

AT LEAST EINSTEIN WOULD NEVER ASK

ďHOW LONGíS A PIECE OF STRING?Ē

AT LEAST EINSTEIN WOULD NEVER MASK

HIS HAVING HAD A FLING

HE DID THE ADULT THING

THE ADULT THING

HE DID THE ADULT THING



Copyright © 2009 by Paul Muldoon.