A poem is like a golf ball because
A poem’s meaning derives from
The multifarious denotations
And connotations of words
Compressed within the poem
As in a golf ball tightly packed
Rubber bands are compressed.
A poem’s meaning is revealed
By unraveling the poem’s figurative
Rubber bands but let us be aware
Of how this can discombobulate
The poem’s energy compression
mechanism. The good news is
Not all poems work that way.
Money is like a golf ball because
Although one golf ball may cost
More than another they are all
The same size just as money can
Come in various denominations
But all American paper bills are
Uniform in length and width.
Also, people may have a golf ball
In a pocket or a purse without
Anyone knowing it or they may
Actually not have a golf ball while
Others believe they do have one.
It’s the same way with money
Because you just never know.
Sex combines golf ball qualities
Of both poems and money because
Sex can be a compressed version
Of an entire relationship just as
Rubber bands are compressed
In a golf ball or a poem’s meaning
Is compressed in its words.
Also, you can’t tell about people’s
Sex lives by looking at people
Just as without actually looking
In someone’s pocket or purse
You can’t tell whether they have
A golf ball, or some money,
Or much money, or no money.
Death is like a golf ball because
Just as a golf ball goes into a hole
In the grass so most people go
Into graves in cemeteries which
Are like golf courses in their verdure
And in the silence we are asked
To maintain and also in the way
Some golf balls smoothly and
Easily descend into a hole while
Others do not. Yet though death
Is like a golf ball let us neither
Weep nor grieve but take heart
And look on the bright side
Because life is like a golf ball too!