Sunday, May 25, 2008


Not long ago most people lived obscure,
Untouched by fame or notoriety,
But now the means of popular allure
Lies close at hand to cure such infamy.

The World Wide Web now makes available,
Through YouTube, blogs, and other public sites,
The texts and pix of all, however dull,
A tool that both illuminates and blights.

At best, though, it may grant us all the means
To speak out in the universal forum,
To shine our little lights and play our scenes,
Exhibiting not folly but decorum.

And so I post my daily contributions:
Some clarity, I hope, for our confusions.