Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Split decision

In unanimous confusion
he presents his proposal
and distributes the diagram
(in triplicate)
'round the table--
the diagram in which
he illustrates where the cut
will be made
starting in the center of the head
straight down the center of the body
following the dotted line.
Two perfect halves.
A net gain for him.

No, I say.
The cut must be made here,
'round the belly.
I get the upper;
you get the lower.
Here is my proposal
(yours is the top copy).

And Soloman scratches his beard
in unanimous confusion
and says, "Well,
I guess someone should get a knife."

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Once again, brilliant. So good. Wow.