To Be or Not? I had self doubts, late yesterday A crisis existential Am I for real or might I be A dream, inconsequential? Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am” To prove his own existence Because to be, there must be something Making that insistence Just like Descartes, I think a lot So I had to be, wahoo! But in view of that, I must confess I’m not so sure of you Too Much Time I got arrested the other day Seems what I did was not OK An officer told me that my crime Was I had taken too much time “But what,” I said, “I didn’t know” “That it was time for me to go” “Ignorance,” he said, “is no excuse” “You mess with time and you will lose” Because of this, it seems that I’m A person who’ll be doing time
Kevin Ahern is a Professor Emeritus of biochemistry from Oregon State University who is enjoying the spare time he has gained in retirement to write verses, limericks, and other creative items.