The Game of Life


Like the poor little rich boy

who plays tennis at the club,

and like the rich little poor kids

who play stickball in the streets,

and like the awkward and outcast bookworm

whose only sports are reading, writing, and arithmeticing,

we humans play the game

handed down to us by our

parents, teachers, coaches, and preachers,

and we question not the rules of the game,

nor do we often play more than one of the same.


October 2, 1989


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